The Tobyhanna Creek in the Austin Blakeslee Park and Natural Area provides the setting, and the fishing spot, for the annual picnic for the public hosted by the Western Pocono Chapter of Trout Unlimited on Saturday, June 24.

Members invite families to enjoy traditional picnic fare and hear what’s happening with Trout Unlimited from noon to dusk.

While the event is free for the public, TU members pay $15 to subsidize the picnic.

Renowned Pocono naturalist, Don Miller, representing Pocono Heritage Land Trust and Brodhead TU, will provide a guided nature hike later in the afternoon along Tobyhanna Creek to Tobyhanna  Falls.

Trout Unlimited Mid-Atlantic Organizer Chad Chorney will provide an update on some of TU’s exciting wild trout conservation programs and issues being discussed locally, statewide, and across the nation.

A hand-crafted wooden net and wading staff made by at TU member will be raffled.

The park and natural area is on Route 115 near the I-80 Blakeslee Exit and Blakeslee Corners intersection near the WaWa market on Rte 940 and Rte 115.

In the event of light rain a spacious open air pavilion is available to provide adequate cover and comfortable accommodations. If severe rain falls, the rain date will be Sunday, June 25.

Call 570-454-4862, 570-926-5750 or 570-233-0099 for more information or possible postponement.