Friday, December 15, 2023

Registration Open! Call For Presenters Extended! Keystone Goldwater Conference Feb. 23-24 In State College

On December 15, the
PA Council of Trout Unlimited and Coldwater Heritage Partnership announced they are now accepting registrations for the 2024 Keystone Coldwater Conference in State College on February 23-24.

The conference theme is “Shared Priorities: Ensuring Cold, Clean Water for All through Community and Collaboration.” 

Each year, the conference provides an opportunity for grassroots conservation organizations, environmental professionals, college faculty, staff, and students to share ideas, concepts, and network to protect, conserve, and restore Pennsylvania's coldwater resources.

A primary objective of the conference is to promote collaboration and an exchange of ideas among diverse groups with shared interests in cold-water fisheries and watershed conservation.

Presentations/Student Posters Extended

The Coldwater Heritage Partnership also announced the deadline for submitting presentation proposals and student posters has been extended until January 12

“We’re seeking proposal topics related to today’s challenges to conservation, protection, restoration, and stewardship of cold-water resources and to share examples of success in meeting these challenges,” said Rachel Kester, PATU program director. “Our members are interested in issues such as emerging contaminants like microplastics and “forever chemicals,” the effects of climate change on cold-water ecosystems, impacts of new and proposed policy changes, threats associated with exotic and invasive species, water quality and habitat impacts associated with development, as well as projects directed at conserving and restoring aquatic species and their habitats, especially native and wild trout.” 

Proposals about creative outreach, education, and engagement efforts that can be utilized to promote community support for and stewardship of shared cold-water resources are also welcome.

Click Here for more information on submitting presentation proposals and student posters.  Questions should be directed to Rachel Kester at


Sponsorships are still available; show your support for the conservation and protection of Pennsylvania's coldwater resources and the anglers who are inspired by the beauty and serenity of our rivers and waterways.

Questions should be directed to Rachel Kester at

For all the details, visit the 2024 Keystone Coldwater Conference website.


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[Posted: December 15, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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