Conservation News: February 2019

By Dave Keane

Monofilament Fishing Line Recycling

Fishing line that is left along waterways is hazardous to fish, birds, turtles and other wildlife.

There are three fishing line recycling containers along Catoctin Creek. Unfortunately these containers end up littered with everything but fishing line.

We kindly request that when you plan a trip to our Home Waters bring a bag and let’s keep these containers free of trash. For more information, please visit the Boat U.S. Foundation at

2019 “Project Clean Stream” Event

What: PVFF “Home Waters” Clean Up

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Time: TBD

Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center – Middletown, MD

Stream: Catoctin Creek

Our Club will once again be cleaning up our “Home Waters” and supporting “Project Clean Stream”.

Finally, last month our Club gathered to watch a documentary on Joe Brooks. If you missed the Meeting, I encourage you to rent the film on your own, you won’t be sorry!

In that same light, below is a link to yet another documentary on Fly-fishing icon, Joe Humphreys. This film was brought to my attention by my sister in-law who attended Penn State. Please visit