Kilmer to Present History of Trout Nursery

DUBOIS – Galen Kilmer will present the history of “Camp Mountain Run’s Cooperative Trout Nursery,” as the guest speaker for the DuBois Area Historical Society, on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. The program at the E. D. Reitz Museum, 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois, is free and open to the public.

Kilmer, a long-time historical society board member, has been active with the cooperative trout nursery at Camp Mountain Run since it was started in 2004. The construction of the nursery was the Eagle Scout project for Kilmer’s son, Andy.

Camp Mountain Run, operated by Bucktail Council Boy Scouts of America, partners with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited to raise 5,000 trout per year and provide public fishing. The Fish and Boat Commission provides the fingerlings and they are grown to approximately one foot at the nursery before being stocked. Mountain Run stream and the camp’s lake and warming pond are stocked as part of the nursery program.

Kilmer will have visual displays to explain the varieties of trout and will explain how one-third of the fish stocked in Pennsylvania come from cooperative nurseries.

The DuBois Area Historical Society is involved in a fundraiser with Schwann’s Home Services during 2014. For additional information and to order visit the society’s Web site.

Upcoming events and activities for the DuBois Area Historical Society include:

  • March 15 – spring luncheon, program “Women in Service” presented by Karen Aravich and others, 12 p.m., DuBois Senior Center. Soup, salad, sandwich, and dessert. Cost $10. Reservations are due by March 4.
  • April 23 – Guest speaker, Mike Solensky, “History of Air Mail in DuBois,” E. D. Reitz Museum, 28-34 W. Long Ave., DuBois, 7 p.m., free.
  • April 27 – Fundraiser Luigi’s Ristorante, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Society will receive a percentage of the day’s profits.
  • May 10 – Sixth Annual Spring Walk, Soldier, led by Betty Anderson, 10 a.m., free. Meeting place is to be announced.
  • May 16 – Fundraiser Italian Oven, DuBois, all day. Get a voucher from any board member or print one from the society’s Web site.
  • June 24-26 – Fundraiser DuBois Pizza Hut Wing Street and Clearfield Pizza Hut (three days). Get a voucher from any board member or print one from the society’s Web site.
  • July 18-20 – Fundraiser at Ruby Tuesday’s Restaurant, DuBois. Get a voucher from any board member or print one from the society’s Web site.
  • Aug. 22 – Fundraiser Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, DuBois, all day. Get a voucher from any board member.
  • Sept. 18 – Annual Dinner, speaker Dee Matthews, DuBois Senior Center, 6 p.m. Menu and cost are to be announced.
  • Oct. 11 – Seventh Annual Spirit of DuBois Lantern Walk. Details are to be announced.
  • Oct. 17 – Fundraiser Italian Oven, DuBois, all day. Get a voucher from any board member or print one from the society’s Web site.
  • Nov. 21-23 – Fundraiser at Ruby Tuesday’s Restaurant, DuBois. Get a voucher from any board member or print one from the society’s Web site.
  • Dec. 12 – Fundraiser Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, DuBois, all day. Get a voucher from any board member.
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