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Fishing hole for children in Shaler getting stocked

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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Shaler Township soon will have a new fishing hole designed exclusively for children.

Last week, Shaler Township Board of Commissioners approved members from Penn's Woods West Trout Unlimited to stock a section of Little Pine Creek near Fawcett Field, off of McElheny Road.

“It will be like shooting fish in a barrel,” said Township Manager Tim Rogers.

In 2011, Penn's Woods West Trout Unlimited organized a stream stabilization project along the same section of Little Pine Creek.

The local group received $133,000 from the federal Clean Water Act funding source and an additional $5,000 from the Allegheny County Conservation district to complete the project.

Gleim Environmental Group, based in Carlisle, installed six bank stabilization structures in the creek to divert the water toward the center of the creek and away from the banks, which were eroding.

Penn's Woods West Trout Unlimited plans to stock the creek with fish by April 13, which coincides with the first day of trout season.

The site will be only for young fishers or children learning to fish, however, adults can supervise and help children with more difficult tasks such as taking a fish off of the hook.

“It will teach them how to fish,” Rogers said of the area.

Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or bhofstetter@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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