Spring 2017 Cleanup Day will be held on April 8th from 9-11 am. See the sidebar to the right for further details.

We will be once again offering fly tying classes during January, February, and March of 2017Our classes will be held each Tuesday evening beginning 17 January through 7 March (weather permitting) from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the  Community Room of Green Hall (lower level) at Green Ridge Village. Below is a list of flies that we will be tying. All are welcome, regardless of experience in fly tying. Necessary materials and tools will be provided. Contact Linda Watson at fishmorekane@pa.net for more information. 


Tuesday, 17 January –  Graphite Rod Building demo
Tuesday, 24 January -  Beginners & Youth Night, basic techniques
Tuesday, 31 January –  Streamers                           
Tuesday,  7 February – Midges & Emergers 

Tuesday, 14 February – Terrestrials
Tuesday, 28 February – Flies for fishing the Big Spring
Tuesday, 21 February – Bass Flies & Poppers
Tuesday,   7 March -     Tiers Choice Night










Our Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 10th at 7 pm in the Conference Room of Green Hall at Green Ridge Village. Vern Gauthier and Bill Franz will be speaking on birding along Big Spring and the habitat necessary to support vibrant bird life. The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Mark Spicka at mespic@ship.edu for further details.

We held our fall Clean Up Day on October 8th. Despite the wet weather, it was a big success as local Boy Scouts and other community members came out to pick up trash along the spring. We collected over 10 bags of trash. We thank West Pennsboro Township for providing a truck to haul the trash away.

Below is a photo of our spring 2016 Clean Up Day. Boy Scouts Troop 174 came out to participate. All told, we collected 26 bags of trash and many other pieces of discarded junk. Thank you Boy Scouts for your hard work!. Thank you also to West Pennsboro Township for providing a truck to pick up the collected trash and disposing of it properly. It was a great day and shows what can be accomplished when a community comes together to enhance a valuable resource. 

Our monthly meetings are open to the public. See sidebar for next meeting date and location. 

We will be once again offering fly tying classes during January and February of 2016Our classes will be held each Tuesday evening beginning 12 January  
through 16 February (weather permitting) from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the 
Community Room of Green Hall at Green Ridge Village. Below is a list of flies that we will be tying. All are welcome, regardless of experience in fly tying. Necessary materials and tools will be provided. Contact Linda Watson at 
fishmorekane@pa.net for more information. 

12 January  --  Youth, beginners night - basic techniques
19 January  --  Streamers
26 January  --  Midges/Emergers
2  February --  Bass flies and Terrestrials
9  February --  Flies for the Big Spring
16 February --  Tyers Choice Night


People of all ages joined in!


These are some of what were produced!




The Big Spring Watershed Association is also part of the PA Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Under this program, BSWA sponsors twice yearly cleanups along the beautiful Big Spring. In April and October members of BSWA and other volunteers help clean up along the Big Spring. It is a great way for the community to come together and appreciate the beauty of our natural resource and to keep the spring as clear and clean as possible. On our last clean up day which was in October we had 12 volunteers who picked up 15 bags of trash, 1 small tire, and 1 road sign. A Big Thank You to them and to West Pennsboro for providing a truck and driver to dispose of the garbage collected. Our next roadside clean up will be in April.

Some of the volunteers for the April 2012 Big Spring cleanup.