Founded in 1977, the Brodhead Chapter Trout Unlimited works to conserve and protect the cold-water resources in the Pocono region of eastern Pennsylvania. Over the years, we have completed multiple habitat improvement projects in streams throughout the area. Currently we are working to improve the trout habitat within McMichaels Creek near Stroudsburg, PA. Winding through the greater Pocono region, the McMichaels provides anglers of all ages with the opportunities to catch beautiful brown and rainbow trout. In areas with attractive habitat such as streamside brush, downed logs and large boulders, trout thrive. However, a significant stretch is devoid of much-need cover. It is the goal of the Brodhead Chapter to provide this necessary habitat in order to improve the recreational fishery for our community.
The Chapter’s project work area is within the recently opened Pomeroy McMichaels Creek Nature Preserve in Hamilton Township. Managed by the Pocono Heritage Land Trust, the preserve provides homes to a wide variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer, great blue herons, a bald eagle and, of course, trout. But it takes time, energy and funding to purchase the raw materials and install them as deflectors, boulder placements and cross-vanes within the stream.
To help fund the construction of these habitat devices, the Chapter is participating in the Trout Unlimited – Orvis Embrace A Stream Challenge from November 8-14.
Information on the project and donations will be accepted at the project’s Embrace a Stream page. Your donation will go solely to this project.
Through your support, we will be able to increase the number or areas where trout will shelter, feed and hide. With better habitat comes more fish and a better angling experience for all.
We sincerely thank you for your interest in our work and your support of our efforts.