Set Sail for Dumplings at Dusk Aboard the Hiawatha River Boat

image001LEWISBURG (September 7, 2016) – River enthusiasts with a refined taste for handcrafted Pennsylvania apple dumplings and home-made cinnamon ice cream are invited to witness the sun set upon the West Branch of the Susquehanna River from the deck of the Hiawatha River Boat while enjoying a delectable Bissinger’s dessert with your Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper during a one-hour riverboat cruise departing from Williamsport on Saturday, October 15 at 6PM.

“Please join us for the evening as we enjoy a sweet treat, watch the sunset, and share information about the work being done to make the Susquehanna River swimmable, drinkable, and fishable,” encourages Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan.

Everyone is welcome and reservations are required. To reserve your spot at the rail and a dumpling on your plate, please send a check for $25 per person to: Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Inc., PO Box 252, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Please include guest names and contact information.

For more information, please contact Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan at 570-768-6300 or midsusriver@gmail.com.

Herring Alliance is working to restore the Atlantic fishery

The Herring Alliance is a coalition of environmental organizations that formed in May 2007 to protect and restore ocean wildlife and ecosystems in the northeast United States, from Virginia to Maine, by reforming the Atlantic herring fishery.

Herring are a critically important prey species for tuna, cod, haddock and striped bass. But as with many other species, the industrial fishing methods are greatly impacting herring populations, causing ripple effects throughout the East Coast oceanic ecosystem.

The Alliance has three main goals:

1.  Establish ecosystem-based catch limits that leave enough herring in the ocean for whales, tuna and other marine life that feed on them.

2.  Create buffer zones and closed areas to prevent fishing in specific parts of the ocean during critical times of the year in order to protect juvenile and spawning fish, minimize bycatch and ensure herring is abundant when it is most needed by predators.

3.  Develop a comprehensive monitoring program, including at-sea observers on midwater trawl vessels, so that estimating the herring catch and bycatch of depleted river herring and groundfish, as well as marine mammals is more accurate.

To get involved, you can do a few things including signing up for their newsletter, signing petitions, and adding content to your website, Facebook site, or blog.