Little Lehigh Chapter

Current Chapter Leaders


Scott Alderfer, President

David Roth, Vice President

Eric Wilby, Secretary

Joe Schulter, Treasurer

John Tunney, Board Member, Program Coordinator

Mike Dettamore, Board Member

Fran Gough, Board Member, Youth Coordinator

Dan Dow, Board Member

Chapter History


The Little Lehigh Chapter of Trout Unlimited was formed in 1978 and was one of the first Trout Unlimited Chapters in the State of Pennsylvania. The Chapter currently has nearly 200 members. Our home streams are those in the Little Lehigh Watershed and include: the Little Lehigh Creek, Jordan Creek, Leibert Creek, Trout Creek, Swabia Creek, Schaffer Run, Iron Run, Toad Creek, Spring Creek, Breinig Run, and Little Cedar Creek. Waters from these creeks make up the Little Lehigh Watershed and flow into the Lehigh River in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The Lehigh River ultimately empties into the Delaware River.


Our chapter is a part of the TU Pennsylvania Council’s Southeast Region. The two closest Southeast chapters are the Tulpehocken and Perkiomen chapters. And we regularly participate in joint programs with neighboring TU chapters in the Lehigh Valley which are in the Northeast Region: the Hokendauqua, Monocacy, and Forks of the Delaware Chapters.

Chapter Meetings


The Little Lehigh Chapter meets on the first Wednesday of each month from September through June. Meetings are held in the classroom building at the Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, in Emmaus Pennsylvania. We typically have a guest speaker at our monthly meetings. We invite all Trout Unlimited members and anyone interested in conservation of coldwater streams to attend.

Chapter Projects


Our chapter is currently involved in three ongoing projects:


(1) We are currently sponsoring four Trout In the Classroom programs at local schools. Those schools are Seven Generations Charter School in Emmaus, St. John Vianney Regional School in Allentown, Willow Lane Elementary School in Lower Macungie, Hillside School in Lower Macungie, and The Swain School in Allentown.


(2) As part of the TU PA Council’s Cold Water Conservation Corps, we are monitoring water quality at sites on the Little Lehigh.


(3) And we usually run at least one stream clean-up each year along sections of the Little Lehigh Creek.


Our active committees are the Conservation, Membership, Trout in the Classroom (Youth), Legislative, Fund Raising, and Community Outreach.


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Contact Information:

Little Lehigh Trout Unlimited

PO Box 51

East Texas, PA 18046

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