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Dirt and Gravel Roads Tour Highlights Success Stories and Continued Work in Susquehanna County

Staff from Senator Yaw's Office, PACD and conservation district offices participate in Susquehanna County Dirt and Gravel Roads tour on May 8. Photo taken by Brandi Hunter-Davenport. (Left to Right) Robert Fearnley, Susquehanna Co. Conservation District; Jean Castrogiavnni, Susquehanna Co. Conservation District; Cathy Yeakel, Bradford Co. Conservation District; Senator Gene Yaw; Frank Pinkowski, Forest Lake Twp; Jim Garner, Susquehanna Co. Conservation District; Morgan Madden, Senator Yaw's Office; Robert Maiden, PACD; Adam Pancake, Senator Yaw's Office

Staff from Senator Yaw’s Office, PACD and conservation district offices participate in Susquehanna County Dirt and Gravel Roads tour on May 8. Photo taken by Brandi Hunter-Davenport. 
(Left to Right) Robert Fearnley, Susquehanna Co. Conservation District; Jean Castrogiavnni, Susquehanna Co. Conservation District; Cathy Yeakel, Bradford Co. Conservation District; Senator Gene Yaw; Frank Pinkowski, Forest Lake Twp; Jim Garner, Susquehanna Co. Conservation District; Morgan Madden, Senator Yaw’s Office; Robert Maiden, PACD; Adam Pancake, Senator Yaw’s Office

Water quality and environmental impacts were topics of discussion during the May 8 dirt and gravel roads tour in Susquehanna County. Senator Eugene Yaw (Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union Counties) participated in the half-day tour with staff from the Susquehanna County Conservation District and PACD, along with township representatives, to visit several dirt and gravel road sites in the county.

The tour was designed to give participants an opportunity to view dirt and gravel roads which have previously been addressed as well as learn about those sites which may currently have negative impacts on nearby stream health and could see some real benefits with the infusion of dollars as a result of the enacted comprehensive transportation funding package.

Click here to read a news article on the event.

For more information about the Susquehanna County Conservation District, visit www.suscondistrict.org. For more information about the state’s Dirt and Gravel Road Program, visit www.dirtandgravel.psu.edu.

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Potter County Conservation District Holds Legislative Luncheon

Pictured left to right are Deb Rudy of Senator Joe Scarnati’s office; Earl Brown, conservation district board chairman; Representative Martin T. Causer, Sheila Sterrett of Senator Pat Toomey’s office; Deborah Pontzer of Congressman Glenn Thompson’s office; and Chris Mitterer, conservation district manager.

Pictured left to right are Deb Rudy of Senator Joe Scarnati’s office; Earl Brown, conservation district board chairman; Representative Martin T. Causer, Sheila Sterrett of Senator Pat Toomey’s office; Deborah Pontzer of Congressman Glenn Thompson’s office; and Chris Mitterer, conservation district manager.

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Maiden Speaks about Pennsylvania Budget on Comcast Newsmakers

comcast2On February 18, 2014, PACD Executive Director Robert Maiden recorded a piece for Comcast Newsmakers in Harrisburg. The focus of the four-and-one-half minute piece was the positive impact the Pennsylvania budget will have on conservation districts. Click here to watch the segment.

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Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership’s Legislative Breakfast Featured in National Publication

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Left to right: Sue Currier of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Representative Sandra Major, Representative Michael Peifer and Michele Ulmer of the Pike County Conservation District.

In the article, Michele Ulmer of Pike County Conservation District noted that “we get great feedback from legislators who look forward to this event as an opportunity to answer questions that come across their desks over the course of the year.” Even if legislators can’t make it, they do ask for information, and it’s a great opportunity to follow-up with specific asks.

Click here to read the story.

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