National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), in partnership with the NACD Auxiliary, announced the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest during the 74th NACD Annual Meeting. The 2019 Poster Contest theme was “Life in the Soil: DIG DEEPER.”
Congratulations to Tvisha Jani and the Delaware County Conservation District for winning second place in the grades 2-3 division!
Click here for information on the 2020 poster contest. “Where would we BEE without Pollinators.” PACD will be accepting photos of your county’s winners until June 30, 2020.
On January 10, Dean & Rebecca Jackson Of Mt-Glen Farms in Columbia Cross Roads (Bradford County) were presented with the PA Leopold Conservation Award. This third-generation dairy farm is a leader in conservation. Click here to read more about the operation.
PACD Executive Director Brenda Shambaugh attended the awards presentation, which was held during the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Click here to read more about the award presentation.
JUST IN TIME FOR BACK TO SCHOOL!! The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) has announced the 2020 Poster Contest theme: “Where would we BEE without Pollinators.” PACD will be accepting photos of your county’s winners until June 30, 2020. We are very excited to see all the artistic entries for this year’s theme!
County Conservation District recognized staff for years of service at a monthly
board meeting. These individuals have dedicated years to conserving soil and
water health in Washington County and were recognized for their duty,
dedication, and loyalty to Washington County Conservation District.
Congratulations to Matt, Jennifer, Clarice, and Tom!
Representatives from across the Commonwealth
traveled to the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport for the PACD/State Conservation
Commission’s 72nd Joint Annual Conference. Several conservationists
were recognized at an awards luncheon on July 17, 2019.
The 2019 PACD honorees are as follows:
Leadership Award: Representative Donna Oberlander (PA 63rd District)
Denise Coleman, State Conservationist, Pennsylvania USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS)
Ann Rudd Saxman
Conservation District Director Excellence Award: Pownall Jones (Chester County)
District Employee Excellence Award: Carl Goshorn (Cumberland County)
District Employee Service Recognition Program Awards
30 Years of Service
Martie Hetherington, Chesapeake Bay Program
Coordinator, Schuylkill County
Rob Fetter, Resource Conservationist/Network
Administrator, York County
Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) in conjunction
with the award sponsor, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP), presented the operators of five farms with the Clean Water Farm Award
during its annual conference on July 17, 2019 in Williamsport, PA. The honor is
awarded annually to farmers who manage their daily farm operations in an
environmentally conscious manner that helps to protect Pennsylvania’s water
has sponsored this award for the past thirty-three years. Recipients receive a
certificate signed by the DEP Secretary and a large Clean Water Farm Award sign
to erect on their property.
year’s award recipients are:
Homestead Farm (Bedford County)
Earned Acres, Bob and Barb Keefer (Cumberland County)
Farms, Josh & Brandi Martin and Robert & Patsy Martin (Franklin County)
Farm (Washington County)
Valley Farms LLC, Eric Gemmill (York County)
Financial support for
this award is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection through the Chesapeake Bay Regulatory and Accountability Program and
the Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Education Office (administered by the
Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc.).
The National Association of Conservation Districts 2019
Poster Contest theme is “Life in the Soil: DIG DEEPER.” PACD will be
accepting photos of your county’s winners until June 30, 2019. We can’t
wait to see all the artistic entries for this year’s theme! Contact Jann
McNamara at 717-238-7223 x 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.