Electro-Fishing Program Tuesday Evening

BOONEVILLE — Tom Shervinskie, a Fisheries Biologist who works for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, will offer an interactive, hands-on approach to discuss water quality in Fishing Creek on Tuesday Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Picnic Grounds in Logan Township near Booneville.

Fishing Creek is managed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission as a naturally reproducing wild trout stream and is protected by the Department of Environmental Protection as a High Quality Cold Water Fishery.

Tom will conduct an electro-fishing demonstration in Fishing Creek and discuss the fish community, water quality, the impacts of land use and the regulatory protection standards in the watershed.

Electro-fishing will allow the public to see what fish live in that section of Fishing Creek.

Tom, who works for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, serves as the Watershed Analysis Section Chief in the Division of Environmental Services.

His primary responsibilities include stream and wetland obstruction and encroachment issues, state and federal permitting processes, water pollution investigations, small pond management, and aquatic ecology. Tom currently lives in the Fishing Creek watershed and will discuss environmental issues as they relate to the watershed.

This program is free and offered to public by the Sugar Valley Watershed Association. Refreshments will be served and donations or memberships accepted.

The Sugar Valley Watershed Association is a 501 c3 Non-profit Organization with the mission of educating the community about issues that impact the creek.