June 18, 2019
Just a ‘teaser’ – there’s a new entry in the SPRING BLOG section – have a look! …UB
June 10, 2019:
SRS Summer Membership ‘Pat Eroh Memorial Picnic’ Meeting Comes and Goes!
Our Pat Eroh Picnic Membership Meeting has come and gone by the time you read this. There were about 25 in attendance and John Arway gave a whirlwind presentation through his 40 year career with the PA Fish Commission.
The two main points of business that took pace were the continued work John Pastorek has done on the SRS By-Laws and the approval of replenishing the stock of Slate Run Maps.
John started working on the By-Laws I think some time this past late Winter. He brought those proposed changes to the April meeting where the board decided to allow some time to read over the changes and make a decision at the next (Summer) meeting. Changes were mostly semantic and were approved by a majority vote.
SRS member and past secretary Karen Fry has volunteered to keep Slate Run Maps in stock for sale from our website and at Wolfe’s store. It was approved to allow Karen to do this and we certainly owe Karen a hardy ‘Thank You’ for undertaking this task.
Then John Arway took center stage and truly ran through his material in a quick fashion. His presentation was about 40 minutes – a minute for every year – doesn’t seem fair to sum up one’s career in a minute per year does it? However his span of work was and is impressive and I know I learned a lot.
Walt Nicholson provided this (and I must say this) OUTSTANDING picture of SRS Member Dave Craig fishing Slate Run some time this past month or so when the water was roaring on Slate Run. Truly a GREAT picture Walt – thanks for sharing that with us! UB
May 27, 2019
Slate Run Summer Meeting June 8 – RSVP by June 1st Please!!!
Just a reminder that the SRS Summer meeting will be held on June 8 at the Brown Township Fire Hall – starting at 10:30 AM. John Arway, retired Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director is scheduled to join us! I’m betting he has a few stories to share with us!
PLEASE… RSVP by sending an email to email@example.com by June 1st! We need to get an idea of a ‘head-count’ and responding a week in advance really helps us plan on those that will attend and want to have lunch with us.
Hope to see you at the meeting!
April 25, 2019
Slate Run Maps Now Available Through Our Website!!!
Maps of Slate Run have been available for some time now. The small map size has been described as 15″ x 24″. I measured my small map and it actually measures 16 1/4″ x 24″. The large map is reportedly 30″ x 48″. I do not have one to measure so I can not verify if this is actually the case.
Slate Run Sportsmen are now offering them for sale through this website! We do have to charge a little more to cover the costs of the mailing tubes, postage and the PayPal charges. Online through our website, the small map will be $30 and the large – $65.
Click on the “SRS Merchandise” tab and this will take you to where you can order them. We are only accepting PayPal and Credit Card payments for purchases of the maps through the website at this time.
So if you’ve wanted to see where some of the named holes and notable locations along Slate Run are located, this could be your opportunity to find those spots and go fish them!
April 15, 2019
Looks Like There Is A Need…Wanted: Stream Warden
This post might be updated in the future as more detail comes to us.
SRS President, Joe Lemmon, just got a report that one of our members, Ron Stout, has walked a section of Slate Run and gathered 2 large garbage bags full of trash! This just reinforces that there is a need for Slate Run Sportsmen to have a Stream Warden. Like mentioned in a previous post here, the Stream Clean-Up has been one of the duties of the SRS Stream Warden. Ron’s action provides evidence that we should continue this activity. We just need someone to ‘take the bull by the horns’ and lead it. That probably would mean that they would organize this event – which would include setting a date, becoming the contact person for information, arranging any post clean-up ‘refreshments (if wanted), etc…
Evidence of trash along our namesake stream sure ‘looks like there is a need’ – for a Stream Warden from SRS to monitor this valuable resource. If you or you know anyone interested in fulfilling such duties for SRS – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks Ron, for taking it upon yourself to do something about the trash!
At the SRS Spring Meeting …
Slate Run Sportsmen held their Spring meeting this past weekend at Hotel Manor in Slate Run. Eric Hussar and Tom Casilio talked with those in attendance about current issues. But first, SRS had some old and new business of which the details follow:
SRS needs a new Stream Warden. We thank Joe Cramer for having served as warden in the past – but he can no longer fulfill this job. The job has consisted of holding an annual stream ‘clean-up’ in the past. If the candidate wants to expand their duties they might consider periodic monitoring of the stream for trash or identifying other issues which would negatively impact Slate Run. Maybe you could even ‘work into the job description’ – to go fishing up Slate Run a few times a year – you know, just because it’s your job as Stream Warden to check on the stream. Tough assignment but somone’s gotta do it! If you might be interested in doing this task for SRS, please email us at email@example.com.
Karen Fry, past Secretary of SRS, has volunteered to help SRS ship Slate Run Maps sold through this website! Both sizes will be available – the small is 16.25″ x 24″ and the large is 30″ x 48″. We’re working on figuring out just how to do this and will probably introduce a new page here on the website that will be titled ‘SRS Merchandise’. It should look similar to the current SRS Online page utilizing PayPal and credit card payments (through PP) as payment options. Keep your ‘eyes peeled’ for the new page and then you will be able to order the maps through this website. They will be a few dollars more than the price at Wolfe’s store in order to cover the costs of shipping.
Now on with Eric and Tom…
Eric talked about some bills coming to the State House floor this week regarding the PFBC being allowed to set fees and have more control over their revenue stream. I believe Eric said that the PFBC have been working on this for some time now. Eric told me that he’s going to pass along a few links dealing with current issues he’d like us to check out. As soon as he does this I’ll post them here in an update.
Tom mentioned that he is hopeful that Slate Run road, which is closed due to the land slide down into Manor Fork, may be open by mid-Summer. Tom mentioned that everything is seemingly falling into place to make this happen. Just keep in mind that if any ‘hiccups’ occur, then there may be more of a delay in its opening.
To get the latest word about the status of Slate Run Road, please contact the Tiadaghton State Forest Office to get an update at 570-753-5409.
Tom also mentioned that the Tiadaghton State Forest 2019 Management Activities have been defined and published on their website. Here’s a link to that page:
Scroll down the page a bit till you see this part of the page(below) and click on the link (bordered in the red box below).
There is a lot of good information packed into that PDF. Not all may apply to SRS but as you will see, the Tiadaghton State Forest ‘Guys and Gals’ are working hard to maximize this forest resource.