Farm Show 2015: PACD Booth Needs Volunteers and District Materials On-Hand

pigWith the on-set of fall and (before we know it) the holiday season, we begin thinking of what all the next few months will bring. For Pennsylvania, one of those coming attractions is the 2015 Farm Show Extravaganza.

PACD will once again have a booth on site for the week-long event. We are currently in need of staff volunteers and district materials to include as a part of the display area. Each day will be broken into two shifts:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

We are requesting up to two volunteers per shift each day (for a total of four volunteers daily). All volunteers will receive a parking pass on the date of their shift. Please contact Brandi at brandi-davenport@pacd.org with your availability. In order for us to have a successful showing at the Farm Show, we need the support of district volunteers.

We also need to materials for inclusion at the booth. Our supply is running low on district brochures as we take them to several events throughout the year. Please send materials to the attention of Brandi Hunter-Davenport at PACD, 25 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Materials should be received no later than December 6.

The 2015 Farm Show is scheduled for Jan. 10-17, 2015 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. For more information about the 2015 event, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.

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Westmoreland Conservation District Hosts Turtle Creek Tour

County Park’s Planning Coordinator, Jeff Richards, talks about the Turtle Creek Greenway with participants. Photo provided by Westmoreland Conservation District.

County Park’s Planning Coordinator, Jeff Richards, talks about the Turtle Creek Greenway with participants. Photo provided by Westmoreland Conservation District.

The Westmoreland Conservation District hosted a Headwaters of Turtle Creek Bus Tour on September 26.  Participants saw a variety of conservation best management practices and learned about future plans to restore the health of Turtle Creek. Click here to see more photos from the event.

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc., through a grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection under section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Somerset Enjoys Coverage by Local Newspaper

Screen shot of Somerset Conservation District’s spread in the Oct. 6, 2014 edition of the Daily American.

Screen shot of Somerset Conservation District’s spread in the Oct. 6, 2014 edition of the Daily American.

Two pieces on Somerset Conservation District were recently featured in the Daily American.

Click on either link to learn more about what’s happening in Somerset County.

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PENNVEST Funds Green Stormwater Management at Coleman Memorial Park

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Amphitheatre retaining walls and grass areas replace impervious asphalt at Coleman Park in Lebanon to improve infiltration.

Entering Coleman Memorial Park visitors notice the mature trees, pavilions, amphitheater, sports fields and pool. This beautiful 99-acre park located in the City of Lebanon has been a favorite place for picnics, sports and music for city and county residents since 1936. Sherry Capello, Lebanon City Mayor, points out that, “As a community park, it serves and is available to the more than 134,000 county residents. Coleman Memorial Park is truly a hidden gem within the city limits.”

What visitors usually don’t notice are the innovative or “green” stormwater management practices recently installed. Designed to preserve existing vegetation, reduce the amount of paved surfaces and blend with the topography of the park, these new stormwater controls blend in and improve the appeal of the park. Click here to read the entire article.

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