PACD, Conservation Districts Offer Insights to Shippensburg Students during Fall Career Fair

From left to right: Falvey, Piper and Hunter-Davenport in front of the Franklin County Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service display. Photo taken by Atkins.

From left to right: Falvey, Piper and Hunter-Davenport in front of the Franklin County Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service display. Photo taken by Atkins.

On Thursday, November 6, Shippensburg University’s Geography and Earth Science Department hosted their annual career fair.

The afternoon allowed several groups to come and set up display tables for students to visit and speak with directly regarding future employment opportunities in the environmental field. Kim Falvey, Cumberland County Conservation District Technician, and Tammy Piper, Watershed Specialist/Act 38 Technician with the Franklin County Conservation District were both on hand to speak with students about all of the work districts are involved in on a daily basis. Tammy was joined by Justin Atkins, NRCS District Conservationist at the Chambersburg Field Office, as their two offices work together to offer a summer internship experience to interested students.

Brandi Hunter-Davenport, PACD Director of Public Affairs and Education, was also available to speak with students about the work of the Association and how their efforts support each of the 66 districts.

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Armstrong Conservation District Completes PENNVEST Nonpoint Source Project

Dave Rupert, Armstrong Conservation District Manager, describes the two-step passive treatment process.

Dave Rupert, Armstrong Conservation District Manager, describes the two-step passive treatment process.

By Terry Fisher, PACD

Clarion County is becoming a destination point for tourists. Kayaking, mountain biking and hunting are some of the activities outdoor enthusiasts enjoy in this remote part of Pennsylvania. However, with a history rich in coal mining, there are scars on the land that affect water quality, diminish the wild beauty of the area and pose safety concerns for those using it. The 290-acre McCandless parcel along the Allegheny River in Madison Township, Clarion County was a prime example of this.

But like much of the area, the parcel was heavily impacted by mining. Abandoned mine drainage from both surface and deep mine discharges from the Lower Kittanning and Clarion coal seams resulted in field measured PH of 4.0 with no aquatic life observed. A number of “boney piles” (mine spoils and highwall areas) and abandoned mine lands from surface mines existed on the property. Steep banks and little vegetation made these un-reclaimed areas prone to water quality issues from erosion and sedimentation. They also attracted unauthorized ATV use that further degraded site conditions and water quality. Click here to read the entire article.

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Second and Final Manure Management Workshop Held in Bedford

Senior Extension Associate Jerry Martin explains the process for working through the manure management manual worksheet with farmers during the final Manure Management “Train-the-Trainer” Workshop. The event took place in Bedford on November 13. PACD facilitated the workshop in partnership with the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant and the Clean Water Fund.

Senior Extension Associate Jerry Martin explains the process for working through the manure management manual worksheet with farmers during the final Manure Management “Train-the-Trainer” Workshop. The event took place in Bedford on November 13. PACD facilitated the workshop in partnership with the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant and the Clean Water Fund.

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Manure Management Workshop Held in Columbia County

Dr. Douglas Beegle, Distinguished Professor of Agronomy at Penn State, speaks during the Manure Management “Train-the-Trainer” Workshop in Bloomsburg on October 31. PACD facilitated the workshop in partnership with the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant and the Clean Water Fund.

Dr. Douglas Beegle, Distinguished Professor of Agronomy at Penn State, speaks during the Manure Management “Train-the-Trainer” Workshop in Bloomsburg on October 31. PACD facilitated the workshop in partnership with the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant and the Clean Water Fund.

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