Joint Annual Conference Deadlines Approaching

You won’t want to miss these deadlines for the 2022 PACD/SCC Joint Annual Conference July 20-21 at the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey in Harrisburg:

Conference room rate deadline: Friday, July 1

Early-bird registration deadline: Friday, July 8

Click here to register and for more information.

PACD committees will meet virtually prior to the conference. Committee registration is free, and each committee meeting requires separate registration. Please email the listed contact to request a registration link.

PACD Conservation Committee Video Conference
July 6, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact mburns@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD District Employees Committee Video Conference
July 8, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact hmiller@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD Education and Outreach Committee Video Conference
July 11, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact swehinger@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD Legislative Committee Video Conference
July 12, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact mburns@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD Ways and Means Committee Video Conference
July 14, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact abrown@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD Operations Committee Video Conference
July 15, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact mburns@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD is also offering no-cost virtual access for those who can’t attend the in-person PACD Executive Council Meeting July 21 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Contact Molly Burns at mburns@pacd.org for a registration link.

 

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PACD Participates in NEASDA Annual Meeting

Russell Redding, NEASDA President and PA Secretary of Agriculture, and Holly Miller, PACD Program Manager, at the PACD table on June 13, 2022.

PACD displayed a booth at the Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA) Annual Meeting where representatives from ten states convened at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center in Hershey, PA, June 12-15, 2022.

The ten states attending included Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The agenda included opportunities for professional development, panel discussions, farm tours, and business meetings.

The PA Department of Agriculture hosted this year’s event and offered partners, including PACD, table space to network with attendees.

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Save the Date for PACD Fall Region Meetings

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend your fall PACD region meeting! The meetings will be held both in-person and virtually.

PACD North West Region Meeting
September 21, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Kinzua Bridge State Park, Mount Jewett, PA

PACD South West Region Meeting
September 28, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Westmoreland Conservation District, Greensburg, PA

PACD South East Region Meeting
September 29, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Henning’s Market, Harleysville, PA

PACD South Central Region Meeting
October 5, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Cumberland Conservation District, Carlisle, PA

PACD North Central Region Meeting
October 18, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Clinton Conservation District, Mill Hall, PA

PACD North East Region Meeting
October 25, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Schuylkill Conservation District, Pottsville, PA

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Register for the PACD/SCC Joint Annual Conference Today!

Registration is open for the 2022 PACD/SCC Joint Annual Conference July 20-21, 2022, at the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey in Harrisburg, PA. PACD’s first in-person event in almost two years is a can’t-miss face-to-face opportunity for conservation district directors, associate directors, district staff, partner agency staff, and invited guests.

Click here to register and for more information.

In addition to the in-person offerings, PACD is offering no-cost virtual access to the PACD Executive Council Meeting on July 21, 2022, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. via Zoom. If you can’t attend the PACD Executive Council meeting in person, please contact Molly Burns at mburns@pacd.org for a Zoom registration link.

PACD committee meetings will meet virtually in July prior to the conference. Committee registration is free, and each committee requires separate registration. Please email the listed contact to request a registration link.

PACD Conservation Committee Video Conference
July 6, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact mburns@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD District Employees Committee Video Conference
July 8, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact hmiller@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD Education and Outreach Committee Video Conference
July 11, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact swehinger@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD Legislative Committee Video Conference
July 12, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact mburns@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD Ways and Means Committee Video Conference
July 14, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact abrown@pacd.org to request a registration link.

PACD Operations Committee Video Conference
July 15, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact mburns@pacd.org to request a registration link.

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Section 319 Virtual Watershed Planning and Implementation Meeting a Success

Screen capture of Michael Morris presenting on Stroud Water Research Center’s Model My Watershed tool on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Eighty-seven individuals attended the Section 319 Virtual Watershed Planning and Implementation Meeting May 18-19, 2022. In addition to 319 Program updates, participants learned about stream restoration work in Northcentral PA, funding sources for restoration projects, green infrastructure and stormwater management, how to work with tree nurseries for buffer projects, and Model My Watershed.

The event was open to entities involved in Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management projects, including conservation district staff, DEP and EPA staff, incorporated watershed associations, counties, municipalities, councils of governments: 501(c)(3) non-profits, educational institutions, and municipal authorities.

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. 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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Conservation District Booth at PSATS Conference

Conservation district volunteers staffed the conservation district table at this year’s PA State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Conference April 24-26, 2022.

The primary focus of the district exhibit was to share information about conservation district programs and initiatives that affect local townships. In addition, district volunteers helped build new relationships and reinforce existing relationships with township officials.

Many thanks to Wade Jodun (Clinton), Lance Bowes (Venango), and Dean Druckenmiller (Berks) for their help at the conference!

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Berks County Conservation District Hosts Workshop for Contractors

“Working with the Conservation District” workshop in Berks County. Photo provided by Berks County Conservation District.

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, the Berks County Conservation District hosted a “Working with the Conservation District” workshop for contractors working in Berks County. The workshop was held in the auditorium of the Berks County Agriculture Center. A dozen members of the regulated public attended.

The five members of the district’s Urban Team made presentations on the general regulatory requirements of Chapter 102; Compliance vs. Enforcement, Inspection Procedures; Proper BMP Installation and Maintenance; Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) and Notice of Termination (NOT); and Chapter 105 – Concerns. These presentations showed typical site construction problems that can easily be avoided. These problems prevent construction compliance and add costs to projects, delay construction, and can result in the termination of permits. All presentations were received well by the attendees, who appreciated the guidance.

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Registration Opens for Section 319 Virtual Watershed Planning and Implementation Meeting

The Section 319 Virtual Watershed Planning and Implementation Meeting will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. May 18-19, 2022. The event is open to entities involved in Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management projects, including conservation district staff, DEP and EPA staff, incorporated watershed associations, counties, municipalities, councils of governments; 501(c)(3) non-profits, educational institutions, and municipal authorities.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Save the Date for the PACD/SCC Joint Annual Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2022 PACD/SCC Joint Annual Conference July 20-21 in Harrisburg, PA. PACD activities will take place in person with the option to attend the July 21 PACD Executive Council meeting virtually. Conservation district directors, associate directors, staff, and agency partners won’t want to miss this first statewide PACD meeting in over two years. Catch up with old friends and make some new ones in Harrisburg this July! Look for additional information, including facility information, registration, and a draft agenda, in May.

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RSVP for Your PACD Spring Region Meeting Today

It’s time to RSVP for your spring region meeting! All meetings will be held in person, with the option to attend virtually. Please click on your region meeting below for RSVP information and other details.

Topics will include a potential statewide invasive species program organized by PACD region, a legislative update, and a proposed three-year PACD dues schedule.

 

March 24, 2022 | 9:30-Noon

PACD South East Region Meeting

Montgomery County 4-H Center, Collegeville, PA (virtual option is also available)

 

March 25, 2022 | 10:00 am-Noon

PACD North East Region Meeting

Schuylkill Conservation District, Pottsville, PA (virtual option is also available)

 

March 31, 2022 | 10:00 am-Noon

PACD North Central Region Meeting

Clinton County Conservation District, Mill Hall, PA (virtual option is also available)

 

April 8, 2022 | 10:00 am-Noon

PACD South Central Region Meeting

Cumberland County Conservation District, Carlisle, PA (virtual option is also available)

 

April 21, 2022 | 10:00 am-Noon

PACD South West Region Meeting

Westmoreland Conservation District, Greensburg, PA (virtual option is also available)

 

April 27, 2022 | 10:00 am-Noon

PACD North West Region Meeting

Tionesta Church of God, Tionesta, PA (Forest County) (virtual option is also available)

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