About Our Chapter

In the summer of 1967, a handful of conservationists met to form a local chapter of Trout Unlimited. Two years later, the Donegal Chapter officially became the 7th Pennsylvania chapter.

Our mission was simple:

  • Obtain regulated fly fishing areas on the Donegal Spring and Octorara creeks.
  • Introduce students to fly fishing through schools and by conducting classes.

Today, the Donegal Chapter works with the same mission as we protect and enhance our cold water resources. Our seven-member group has grown to over six hundred, and our annual spending has increased from $350 to $250,000. The Donegal Creek has been restored, and the Lititz Run has been completed and is being maintained.

We're looking forward to continuing our mission — restoring more streams, educating more students, and yes, fishing too. We often wonder if the seven original volunteers imagined such an active and vibrant chapter. We thank them for getting us started, and we invite you to join us – making our environment cleaner, better — one stream at a time.