[I took this photo] on a tributary of the Juniata River in Pennsylvania.
Indeed, brook trout are an indicator species for the quality of the countless headwater streams that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. In Pennsylvania, we have an abundance of such streams as part of the Susquehanna watershed. I have friends who enjoy the resource immensely, spending some of their most quality time fishing small mountain streams for brookies.
For far too long, agricultural runoff, acid mine drainage, and polluted urban runoff have contaminated the Susquehanna River and the brookies that depend on it. Take action now to save the river and all the critters that call it home!
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