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Trout Stockings!

Jack Danchak - Columnist
Posted 4/2/20

With the NY trout season opening on April 1, the NY DEC has stated they will be stocking 45,000 trout in Sullivan County periodically throughout the month of April.

Due to the COVID-19 virus …

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Trout Stockings!

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With the NY trout season opening on April 1, the NY DEC has stated they will be stocking 45,000 trout in Sullivan County periodically throughout the month of April.

Due to the COVID-19 virus crisis, they (DEC) are asking the gracious volunteers which includes members of the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, that usually help with the stockings, to please stay at home and be safe, since mostly retired seniors are available to help. DEC will add more staff to handle the trout stocking this spring.

Meetings Cancelled!

The Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County has announced that they are cancelling all future monthly meetings until further notice.

Pa's Gas Region

is still open for business!

A good portion of the state of Pennsylvania is shut down but Pennsylvania's shale region is still booming with business, activity and charity due to the natural gas industry.

The natural gas industry is still operating and being a life-essential activity under the guidelines of Governor Tom Wolf. Cabot Oil and Gas, Chief Oil and Gas and Southwestern Energy, as well as the Williams and Energy Transfer pipeline companies are still extracting and delivering natural gas. Pennsylvania's gas industry is still going strong and humming even though sections of the country are struggling to get through the Coronavirus crisis.

Gas wells are being drilled and hydraulically fractured. Water trucks are running at full stream. Natural gas is being sent to places such as New York City as those people hunker down in their gas-heated high-rise apartments. Thousands of people are still employed in Bradford, Lycoming, Susquehanna, Washington and Wyoming counties and are still serving American's and the world's energy needs. Many restaurants are doing a brisk business with take-out orders, because those gas industry employees are still working. Gas stations are still pumping gas, hardware stores are still trading in tools and banks are cashing the checks. The impact of the gas industry is enormous job-wise and it continues unabated.

Pennsylvania communities are getting direct help from the gas industry in dealing with the COVID-19 virus crisis. Cabot Oil and Gas has donated $50,000 to support the COVID virus response, Southwestern Energy is donating $50,000 to the Central PA Food Bank and other companies are doing similar things.

Many folks from other areas in Pennsylvania, as well as other states, recognize just what natural gas development does for an economy, during good times, as well as during bad times.

Jack Danchak is the President of the Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs of Sullivan County.

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