Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited 2021 Sparrow Run Fundraiser

The Annual Dinner and Fundraiser is the chapter's primary fundraising activity, but the 2021 event was cancelled to protect members and guests from exposure to COVID 19.  As a result we are conducting an online Sweepstakes for a handmade bamboo rod the Chapter won from TU National for submitting the best Embrace a Stream Grant in 2019 to raise money for the Sparrow Run project.  Sparrow Run is a tributary of Bald Eagle Creek and holds native Brook Trout.

In addition we will have online auctions https://scctu.tulocalevents.org/2021auction for several other items such as guided fishing and hunting trips, fishing on Spruce Creek and much more.  

We also have another sweepstakes for a Hardy rod/reel outfit, donated by Flyfisher's Paradise. https://scctu.tulocalevents.org/2021sweepstakes.

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April 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm EST
April 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm EST
Entry sales have ended

Sweepstakes Details



Start Date: 03/15/2021 12:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Deadline to Enter: 04/12/2021 6:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Winner Announced: 04/15/2021 6:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Approximate Retail Value: 1,200.00

Sponsor: Spring Creek Chapter Trout Unlimited

WHO’S ELIGIBLE: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States (except for residents of WA and MN) who are 18 (except 19 in Alabama and Nebraska and 21 in Mississippi) years of age as of the date of entry or of legal age of majority or older in their state of residence. All federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

Participants are responsible for reviewing specific restrictions on sweepstakes entry and/or eligibility to receive a sweepstakes prize in their country of residence. Some countries may allow you to enter sweepstakes but not allow you to receive a prize.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit https://scctu.tulocalevents.org/sparrowrunsweepstakes to utilize any method of entry. Receive entries for donations or via the alternate method of entry at the link below for free.

SELECTION PROCESS: Conditional Winner(s) will be chosen through a random selection process by Trout Unlimited or its representative. Odds of winning depend on the number of tickets held. A verification process will take place during which conditional Winner(s) will be required to sign paperwork re-confirming their eligibility and ability to participate.


1 Winner(s) will receive:

Bamboo Fly Rod To Support Sparrow Run Project

This is a 7'6" 3.6 oz Perfectionist bamboo rod made by Bill Lamberson.  It is a six sided rod.

See the linked article about Bill: https://www.columbiatribune.com/article/20140201/Sports/302019917

The chapter received it from National Trout Unlimited in recognition for submitting the best Embrace A Stream grant for all of TU in 2019.  All proceeds from this Sweepstakes will be used to help fund the Sparrow Run Conservation project scheduled to be accomplished this summer.

The rod is valued at about $1,200 by the maker.

Sparrow run is a tributary of Bald Eagle Creek located about 2 miles upstream of Port Matilda.  The landowner allows public fishing on his property and has partnered with the Chapter on this project.

Overall Project Goals:

  1. Improving steam water quality
  2. Improving fish habitat for Eastern Brook Trout
  3. Strengthen Chapter

The project's conservation goals are to:

  1. Improve seriously degraded 1800 feet of stream by adding 590 feet of mud sill, 470 feet of stone deflector, and restoring over four acres of riparian buffer. Projected savings per year are: 85 tons suspended solids, 436 lbs total nitrogen, and 124 lbs total phosphorous. 
  2. Improve fish habitat for Eastern Brook Trout. The project includes 8 log vane deflectors, 5 rock cross vanes, and 8 random stone clusters.  Designed to improve trout habitat by increasing overhead cover, helping to lower stream temperature, and increasing dissolved oxygen.

Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited plans to contribute Chapter funds toward the project’s purchases.  The Hamer Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the Pa Game Commission will also contribute funding.

Alternate Method of Entry

See our Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details.


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Meet the Organization

The mission of the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited is to conserve, protect and restore Spring Creek’s coldwater fishery and watershed.  We accomplish this though Advocacy (government and community), Outreach (Youth, Veterans, Women’s Group), and Conservation (Habitat projects, Watershed Cleanup, Citizen Science).  The chapter received the National Trout Unlimited “Gold Trout” Award in 2016 as the most outstanding chapter in the country.

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