Several of Williams Midstream employees will spend opening day of trout taking our American heroes fishing for the day at the “Fish for the Fallen” event.
A new venture backed by Hunts for Healing will provide an opportunity for about a dozen veterans to enjoy the first day of trout season in an environment created especially for them. Patriots Cove, just south of Noxen in Wyoming County, has been constructed with veterans of varying abilities in mind. Wheelchair–accessible pathways lead to docks from which the anglers can cast their luck along Beaver Run, just off Route 29.
Patriots Cove is the brainchild of Noxen native Jeff Swire, who purchased about 18 acres of land and three quarters of a mile of creek frontage. At the center sits a new lodge that will eventually house visitors and serve as a meeting place, much the way the lodge at Ringneck Ridge near Springville does for Hunts for Healing clients. Swire is a 24-year army veteran, retired Sgt. First class, whose service included a stint in Iraq that left him with a permanent injury.