TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Fishing hole for children in Shaler getting stocked

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.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read North Hills

  1. Two tie for first place in Shaler garden contest
  2. Nature center barn in North Park to celebrate a century
  3. Marshall-based SAE staff honored for e-zine efforts
  4. Ross officials tab Rickert as planning, zoning head
  5. Pine residents share ideas for township improvement
  6. ‘Make Shop’ at Millvale Community Library helping children expand minds, skills
  7. Pine-Richland School District working with police to update emergency plan
  8. Ross youth relishes opportunity to play in All-American Games
  9. Perry Highway work to continue into fall
  10. Elite dancers from Marshall school dominate at national event
  11. Shaler moves forward with effort to update all ordinances
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.