Cumberland County Field Tour Day

Terry Fisher (left) and Vince McCollum reviewing the history of the Burd Run Stream Restoration Project in Cumberland County. Photo taken by Brandi Hunter-Davenport.

Terry Fisher (left) and Vince McCollum reviewing the history of the Burd Run Stream Restoration Project in Cumberland County. Photo taken by Brandi Hunter-Davenport.

On August 8, PACD’s Brandi Hunter-Davenport and Terry Fisher joined Vince McCollum, Cumberland County Conservation District Watershed Specialist and Field Technician, for several site visits throughout the county. Throughout the course of the day, the trio visited two farms and a stream restoration project. “Each of the sites visited had practices that were implemented more than 10 years ago,” said Fisher. “These projects clearly demonstrated that conservation practices and controls are working. Cumberland County is my home county so it was nice to learn more about what’s happening in my own backyard.” The day concluded with a look at the best management practices in place at the conservation district. A special thank you to Vince for taking time out of his schedule to provide the tour.

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Clinton County Holds Successful Conservation Summer Day Camp

Camp Director Scott Koser of the Clinton County Conservation District explaining why healthy streams are important to trout, macro-invertebrates, and people.

Camp Director Scott Koser of the Clinton County Conservation District explaining why healthy streams are important to trout, macro-invertebrates, and people.

Twenty-seven campers attended the 2014 Conservation Summer Day Camp hosted by Clinton County Conservation District. The event ran from July 28-August 1 at the Sieg Conference Center.

Click here to read the entire article and see more photos.

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Montgomery County CD Works with Students to Restore Streams

Article submitted by Krista Scheirer, Montgomery County Conservation District Watershed Specialist

MCCD’s Eric Konzelmann inspects the rain garden installed at Christopher Dock High School.

MCCD’s Eric Konzelmann inspects the rain garden installed at Christopher Dock High School.

This spring, the Montgomery County Conservation District (MCCD) worked with Christopher Dock High School in Towamencin Township to install a 1,000 square-foot rain garden on campus to process stormwater from a parking lot and athletic fields. The rain garden will filter polluted runoff, recharge local groundwater, and improve the quality of water entering a headwater tributary to Skippack Creek, which is impaired for sediment and phosphorus. The project was funded through a grant from the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund and is part of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s Schuylkill Action Students initiative to partner with schools to implement innovative stormwater management practices. Click here to read the entire article.

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Union County Holds Stream Stabilization Field Days

Shanon Stamm, Union County Conservation District Watershed & Program Specialist, speaks to participants about the use of aerial photos in selecting sites for stream improvement with the landowner. Photo by Shannon Wehinger.

Shanon Stamm, Union County Conservation District Watershed & Program Specialist, speaks to participants about the use of aerial photos in selecting sites for stream improvement with the landowner. Photo by Shannon Wehinger.

On August 5, PACD Director of Communications Shannon Wehinger and recent intern Tracy Raymond attended the Stream Stabilization and Habitat Improvement Field Day in Union County. The district was part of a collaboration using Growing Greener grant funds to improve Turtle Creek.

The tour offered the unique opportunity to showcase improvements that were established previously and those that were being installed while they watched.

There were more than 100 people attending the field days, including staff from Bradford, Lycoming, and Mifflin County Conservation Districts. Click here to read details about the stream project. Click here to view photos from the event:

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