Warren County Conservation District (WCCD) continues to improve their Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area, which will showcase best management practices in a fun and engaging manner. This area has several major components that serve the needs of the public in Warren County.
Currently, WCCD is working on the largest part of the Hatch Run Conservation Demo Area. The Hatch Run Conservation Education Center is about 70 percent completed. Once finished, the center will provide an area for children and adults to learn about forestry, agriculture, wildlife, soil and water resources. There will be indoor and outdoor classroom settings, which will be home to the new children’s nature camp. The education programs will utilize a recreational fishing pond, walking trails and outdoor pavilion in order to engage the public and better educate on all of the areas of conservation.
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You won’t want to miss this year’s Joint Annual Conference. In fact, the conference has so much to offer that we can’t cover it all here, so this is the first in a series of articles highlighting conference sessions and activities.
Today’s highlight is our session on Public Participation and Legislative Effectiveness with Joe Geiger. As Executive Director for the PA Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO), Joe Geiger has been instrumental in creating a high-impact membership organization which is responsible for advancing the entire community-benefit sector in Pennsylvania. An expert lobbyist, Geiger is also credited for the passage of Act 55, the Purely Public Charities Act of 1997, which created the Nonprofit Caucus, providing the sector a unified voice on key issues in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. Join us for his presentation on effective legislative tactics, policy, advocacy and local citizen engagement.
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Stay tuned for more highlights of conference sessions and activities. We look forward to seeing you in July!
The Schuylkill Conservation District (SCD) and the Schuylkill Headwaters Association constructed a walking trail to educate locals on abandoned mine drainage and stormwater issues. The trail surrounds the Silver Creek Acid Mine Drainage treatment system.
As part of the project, three rain gardens were installed along with eight educational signs.
Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.