- July 13, 2016, Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg, PA
- July 19, 2016, The Woodlands Inn, Wilkes-Barre, PA
- July 26, 2016, The Inn at Leola Village, Lancaster, PA
- July 29, 2016, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Conservation district staff in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed who will perform agricultural inspections, and their managers, are invited to attend a training session on Agricultural Inspection Standard Operating Procedures. Registration will open at 9:30am. The session will start at 10:00am and conclude by 3:00pm. There is no cost to attend. Lunch will be provided.
PACD is assisting the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s Southcentral Regional Office to present a Chapter 102 NPDES & PCSM Training for the Regulated Community. This training will be held November 9, 2016 at the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg East, 4751 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg, PA. Blair County Conservation District is holding their own event on November 16, 2016 at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Registration will open in August. Questions? Contact Shannon Wehinger for information on the Harrisburg event and Donna Fisher for the Altoona event.
Planning is underway for the Annual Fall 102-105 Training Meeting for conservation district and DEP staff. This year’s meeting will be held October 25-27, 2016 at the Ramada Conference Center in State College, PA. Save the date and add this event to your calendar now. Click here for a DRAFT Training Agenda that has information on the topics that will be covered each day. This year Day 1 will focus on Agriculture, Day 2 on Chapter 102, and Day 3 on Chapter 105. Updates to the agenda will be available as session times are finalized, presenters are confirmed, and other details are worked out. A short session for new technicians (with 2 or less years’ experience) is scheduled at the beginning of each day to provide an overview of the programs to be discussed during that day. Note that on day 1 and 2 these sessions will take place before the general sessions begin. New technicians should plan to check-in at the registration desk early, before attending the session. PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: We are considering having table space available for districts and others to highlight projects and to share ideas and techniques. Tables will be available in the conference center lobby for your display (pictures, drawings, whatever) of projects relating to Chapters 102 and 105. Let me know if you are interested in sharing information on one (or more) of your projects and would like table space. Question or comments about the meeting can be directed to Jill Whitcomb at DEP, firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-772-5668 or Terry Fisher at PACD, email@example.com or 717-728-7223.