|Sweet Valley, PA – Pennsylvania American Water and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) invites the public to attend a ceremony to celebrate the opening of five Pennsylvania American Water reservoirs in Lackawanna County for public fishing. The five new reservoirs that will be open include Curtis, Dunmore #1, Elmhurst, Griffin, and Maple Lake.
The ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 27, from 2 – 3 p.m. at Curtis Reservoir. From Moscow, travel North on Route 435 to Elmhurst, turn right onto Route 590/Hollisterville Road, travel East on 590 and turn right onto Reservoir Road after you pass Elmhurst Reservoir, then travel a short distance on Reservoir Road to the small parking area on the left just past Curtis Reservoir.
The creation of these new public fishing areas was the result of a partnership between Pennsylvania American Water and the Fish and Boat Commission.
“We are very fortunate in this area to benefit from so many natural resources ,” stated Dan Hufton, senior director, production, Pennsylvania American Water. “Pennsylvania American Water is proud to partner with the Fish and Boat Commission to offer residents of Northeast Pennsylvania access to fishing along the shoreline of these five reservoirs.”
“This is a fantastic gift to anglers and residents in northeastern Pennsylvania, and we thank Pennsylvania American Water for their generosity in opening the reservoirs to public fishing,” said John Arway, Executive Director of the Fish and Boat Commission. “We’re excited any time we can open waterways for people to enjoy the sport of fishing. To make five available at one time is simply remarkable.”
Pennsylvania American Water and PFBC officials will be on hand to answer questions from the public and distribute literature and other goodies. The PFBC will also provide a free public raffle and fishing tackle loans to anyone that would like to try their luck at fishing the reservoir.
For questions on the event, please contact Walt Dietz, Regional Education and Outreach Coordinator at 570-477-2206 or Susan Turcmanovich, Pennsylvania American Water External Affairs Manager at 570-830-6520.
Please join us in recognizing this new public angling opportunity and in thanking Pennsylvania American Water for their generous efforts in sharing their water supply property with the public.
The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at fishandboat.com.
Walt Dietz, Regional Outreach and Education Coordinator, PFBC
Susan Turcmanovich, External Affairs Manager, Pennsylvania American Water