If you were unable to attend this year’s winter meeting in State College, do not fear. We now have videos of both the Quick Books sessions and the Michael Kumer presentation on board development. The videos are available on PACD’s YouTube Channel.
Special thanks to Jamie Shairrick, with the Allegheny County Conservation District, for his efforts in recording each of the sessions and creating the video files.
To view Michael Kumer’s presentation during the Directors’ Breakfast, visit http://youtu.be/s_eJmaJnwYI.
Please consider subscribing to PACD’s YouTube channel. Stay up to date with any recorded trainings or sessions as well as guest appearances speaking to the work of conservation districts.
PACD partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the State Conservation Commission to deliver a three-day Introduction to Conservation Planning course. This training took place at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey in Grantville, PA from March 4-6, 2014.
In attendance were:
- 20 Conservation District staff
- 5 NRCS staff
- 4 Pheasants Forever staff
- 2 PA Department of Environmental Protection staff
- 1 County Planning Office staff
The three-day training included both classroom and field exercises. Click here for more information on upcoming trainings PACD is planning along with our conservation partners.
Streamside Eco-Days is a hands-on, educational program specifically geared toward middle school students. The Franklin County Conservation District and other organizations such as Penn State Extension, PA Department of Environmental Protection, US Army Corps of Engineers, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service teach students about wetlands management, recycling, forestry, wildlife habitat and the importance of water quality. The programs take place at Waltonian Meadows, owned and operated by the Franklin County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and at the conservation district’s Ag Heritage Center.
Click here to read more.
The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) is currently accepting resumes for a part-time (10-15 hours per week) internship position to begin during the Fall 2014 semester. The interested candidate should currently be enrolled in either an undergraduate- or graduate-degree program with an emphasis on communications, public relations, policy planning, political science, environmental education, conservation practices or nonprofit management. PACD will also consider applications of those individuals who received a degree within the last year.
The selected candidate will gain experiences in the areas of project, program and event management; public affairs and communications; as well as external affairs and intergovernmental relations. The selected candidate will also be exposed to legislative affairs, including policy development and outreach.
This is a paid position which will allow the intern to work side-by-side with professionals committed to protecting the commonwealth’s environment through education, advocacy, policy planning, strategic campaigns and community outreach. PACD will also work with the school’s internship coordinator if this experience can be used for class credit.
Interested individuals should submit their resume, a copy of their unofficial transcript, a writing sample (no longer than 2-3 pages) and the names and contact information of at least two references to Brandi Hunter-Davenport, PACD Director of Public Affairs and Education, at email@example.com. All applications must be received no later than May 23, 2014.