Wayne Conservation District Recognizes Staff Member

Sylvia Thompson is pictured with children from a local day care during a conservation district educational program. Photo provided by Wayne Conservation District.

Sylvia Thompson is pictured with children from a local day care during a conservation district educational program. Photo provided by Wayne Conservation District.

The Wayne Conservation District Board of Directors and associate directors recently recognized long term employee Sylvia Thompson for dedication and attendance at monthly board meetings. Sylvia is the district’s fiscal coordinator and also serves as the board’s secretary.

Employed with the district for a little over 25 years, Sylvia’s dedication to work and the district is second to none. Sylvia has attended 300 consecutive board meetings, never missing one in her 25 years of employment. Sick or not, Sylvia has always been seated near the head of the table to accurately record and present the minutes of the meeting.

Congratulations, Sylvia, and thank you for a job well done!

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2016 PSATS Conference

Pike County Conservation District Administrative Manager Michele Ulmer staffs the PSATS Conference Booth.

Pike County Conservation District Administrative Manager Michele Ulmer staffs the PSATS Conference Booth.

From Sunday, April 17 through Tuesday, April 19, district volunteers helped at the conservation district booth at this years PA State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Conference. About 4,000 township officials from across the Commonwealth attended this three day event.

The primary focus of the district exhibit was to share information about conservation district programs and initiatives that affect local townships. The district volunteers helped build new relationships and reinforce existing relationships with township officials. This year’s exhibit also featured information on Dirt, Gravel & Low Volume Roads, CREP, and agricultural issues.

Thanks to Michele Ulmer, Joe Dietrick, and Lance Bowes for their help at the conference.

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Jefferson Conservation District Concludes Successful Manure Management Mini-grant

Jefferson County Conservation District held one workshop in February and one in March at their office to assist farmers in understanding manure management and Chapter 102 requirements. Photo provided by Jefferson County Conservation District.

Jefferson County Conservation District held one workshop in February and one in March at their office to assist farmers in understanding manure management and Chapter 102 requirements. Photo provided by Jefferson County Conservation District.

Jefferson County Conservation District (JCCD) held two half-day workshops and three one-on-one meetings as part of their 2015-16 Manure Management Manual and Chapter 102 Compliance Mini-Grant Program for Conservation Districts project.

JCCD held two workshops at their office: one in February with 21 attendees and one in March with 13 attendees. The workshops assisted farmers in understanding manure management and Chapter 102 requirements.

DEP left-rgb Financial support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant, the Clean Water Fund and the Chesapeake Bay Regulatory and Accountability Program (CBRAP).

 

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Lehigh County Rain Barrel Workshop Draws over 100 Attendees

Photo of rain barrel workshop submitted by Lehigh County Conservation District.

Photo of rain barrel workshop submitted by Lehigh County Conservation District.

On April 2, 2016, Lehigh County Conservation District, in partnership with Salisbury Township, South Whitehall Township, and the Lehigh County Authority, held a rain barrel workshop with over 100 attendees. One hundred fifteen assembled rain barrels were given out to participants following a presentation on non-point source pollution and the benefit of using rain barrels. The district developed a brochure and attendees signed a pledge stating that they will install their barrel. Most participants said that they planned to install their barrel within one week of the workshop or as soon as the weather improved!

epa_logo (2) Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) 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.

 

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