Saturday, March 20, 2021

Trout Stocking On Ten Mile Creek In Greene County With Izaak Walton League Members

By Faith Willis,
Carmichaels Area High School, Wildlife Leadership Academy Conservation Ambassador

This fall I had the amazing opportunity to stock fish with the Izaak Walton League. I met my good friend and fellow Wildlife Leadership Academy Conservation Ambassador, Sophia Zalar, at the bridge at Pollock’s Mill early in the morning on November 14.  

We started the morning by taking fish from the stock truck down to the float box in buckets. One of the men there asked Sophia and I if we were going down stream with the float box.  

We weren’t entirely sure what that meant, but we excitedly agreed. He said the trip would take two and a half hours, and Sophia and I thought he was joking! 

Turns out he was not joking, but the next two and a half hours were awesome. 

We waded most of the way, throwing fish out into the stream as we went along. There were over 500 fish of different species: rainbow, brown, and golden trout. 

It was a great experience to listen to these men talk about how they have spent most of their lives as hunters, fishermen, and conservationists. 

It was really interesting to hear about my family and friends who actually fished that stream talk about the fish that they caught--the fish that we had stocked!  

[Note: The trout stocking trip was featured in a recent edition of the Izaak Walton League publication Chapters in Action.]

The Wildlife Leadership Academy runs the Conservation Ambassadors Program to engage and empower high school age youth  on wildlife, fisheries and natural resource issues.


Washington Observer: Sophia Zalar, Carmichaels H.S. Sophomore, Recipient Of George H. Block Conservation Scholarship

Related Article:

-- Carmichaels High School Envirothon Team Thanks Everyone Who Helped Them Win 3rd Place In International Envirothon Competition! [2019 - the last team winners of PA Envirothon since 2020 was canceled.] 

[Posted: March 20, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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