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The Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse. A limited amount of tickets for the September SuperGun event will be available; please see Bruce Weisenfluh. Also, the Club will again be hosting the Coors Sporting Clays shoot on the weekend of August 10 and 11. For more information go to the Club’s website: [http://www.fscweb.org.-]www.fscweb.org.

Pheasants Forever local chapter 803, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers will hold a youth mentor pheasant hunt at SGL 119 on Oct. 12. Youths must be between the ages of 12-16 and have successfully completed a hunter safety course to participate.

They are also looking for volunteers/mentors with hunting dogs. For more details, visit www.nepapf.org or contact Corey Wiesel at 282-6346.

Pheasants Forever Chapter 803 meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Farmers Inn, Hillside Road in Trucksville.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will offer its Family Fishing Program at the Wilkes-Barre River Common’s Fishing Pier on Wednesday, July 31, and Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The programs will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. They are being offered in partnership with the Riverfront Parks Committee (www.riverfrontparks.org) and the Luzerne County Keystone Active Zone Passport program (www.kazpassport.org). They are free, open to the public and a fishing license will not be required.

Equipment and bait will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair and drinking water. Meet at the River Common fishing pier located along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre. A map and directions are available at the Riverfront Parks Committee website at www.riverfrontparks.org.

Registration is required and available online by visiting the Family Fishing Program schedule at www.fishandboat.com/calendar.htm.

The Luzerne Conservation District will host a conservation workshop for municipal workers and officials, engineers and consultants, and earth-moving contractors in Luzerne and surrounding counties on Aug. 7 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The purpose of this workshop is to provide the latest information on soil and water issues and requirements.

Event details and information on how to register can be found on the district’s website, luzernecd.org. For more information, call the office at 674-7991.

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District has updated the recreation plan for the Francis E. Walter Dam. The Corps updated the plan, which states whitewater and fisheries releases will be added if enough water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. Wet conditions in the spring and summer have allowed the Corps to add the first four increments of the plan. The additional releases include:

- Whitewater releases Aug. 24-25 (650 cubic feet per second plus inflow up to 850 cfs)

- Whitewater releases Aug. 31-Sept. 1 (650 cubic feet per second plus inflow up to 850 cfs)

- Fisheries enhancement releases July 27-Aug. 23 (100 cubic feet per second plus inflow up to 300 cfs)

The Corps will announce at a later date if it is able to hold additional whitewater and fisheries releases. To see the plan or view updates, visit the project website or Facebook page.

Philadelphia District: www.nap.usace.army.mil/index.htm

Philadelphia District on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhillyDistrict

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