Environmental Community Recognizes Flyfishing Pioneer August 29

ClearWater Conservancy and the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited will install a plaque commemorating George Harvey’s lifetime of service to Spring Creek and the local conservation community on August 29 at 9 a.m. at the Fish and Boat Commission’s Bellefonte Fish Hatchery Flyfishing Museum at Fisherman’s Paradise. 

“The George Harvey Memorial Spring Creek Heritage Award is given each year by ClearWater and the Spring Creek Chapter of TU to a volunteer deserving of the conservation community’s praise and thanks,” said Jennifer Shuey, Executive Director of ClearWater Conservancy.  “Since George spent some of his early years working for the PA Fish & Boat Commission down at Fisherman’s Paradise, our volunteers thought that the hatchery’s museum would be an appropriate place to remember him and continue to share his story with generations of environmentalists yet to come.”

In addition to George Harvey, the award’s inaugural recipient in 2004, other past award winners include:  Tony Gerace, Bob Carline, Bob Donaldson, Rob Brooks, Joe Humphreys, Bob Eberhart, Don Hamer, and Dan Shields.  Each has contributed in important ways to the protection and enhancement of Spring Creek over the years.

For more background on Mr. Harvey, visit the Remembering George Harvey webpage.


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