Relisted: PACD Hiring Natural Resources Executive Assistant

The location of this position is negotiable. The employer of record is the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts and day-to-day technical guidance is provided by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

The incumbent has primary responsibility for providing assistance and coordination support for the National Conservation Planning Partnership conservation planning efforts. The position is under the technical supervision of the NRCS Natural Resources Specialist located in Benton, PA.

Click here to read the job description. 

A cover letter and resume should be emailed to personnel@pacd.org by April 23, 2021.

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PACD Creates PSA on Spring Fertilizer – Please Share!

PACD created a public service announcement (PSA) to encourage citizens to use fertilizers responsibly. Please share!

Materials include:

Click here to view the webpage of materials. Please share the PSA scripts with your local radio stations. Conservation districts and partners are encouraged to share the video on their social media channels.

Thank you to McKean County Conservation District’s Jody Groshek for helping to develop the messages.

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Follow PACD and Conservation Districts on Instagram

PACD now has an Instagram account, “paconservation.” 

Find other conservation districts on Instagram at the following handles:

Please let us know if we missed your district’s Instagram account by emailing swehinger@pacd.org.

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Conservation District Week Resources Available

Recognized by both the Pennsylvania State House and Senate, April 18-24, 2021, will be “Conservation District Week.” During this week, district offices will hold conference calls and virtual meetings with legislators.

Conservation district resources are available here.

Resources include:

Please take advantage of these resources PACD created for conservation districts to use.

Pennsylvania’s conservation districts thank Governor Tom Wolf and members of the PA House and Senate for supporting the districts through the state budget.

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PACD Hiring Natural Resources Executive Assistant

This location of this position is negotiable. The employer of record is the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts and day to day technical guidance provided by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

The incumbent has primary responsibility for providing assistance and coordination support for the National Conservation Planning Partnership conservation planning efforts. The position is under the technical supervision of the NRCS Natural Resources Specialist located in Benton, PA.

Click here to read the job description. 

A cover letter and resume should be emailed to personnel@pacd.org by March 2, 2021.

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Save the Dates for PACD Spring Region Meetings

Mark your calendar and join us for the PACD spring region meetings!

The region meeting dates and locations are as follows:

March 18, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon
PACD North Central Region Video Conference

March 24, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon (New Date)
PACD South Central Region Video Conference

March 25, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon
PACD South East Region Video Conference    

March 30, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon
PACD South West Region Video Conference   

April 8, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon    
PACD North West Region Video Conference   

April 16, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to Noon  
PACD North East Region Video Conference

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PACD Director of Operations Lisa Jo Suhr Retiring after 19 Years

PACD Announces Staff Changes

Best wishes to PACD’s longtime Director of Operations, Lisa Jo Suhr! Lisa is retiring after nineteen years with the association. A retirement Zoom will be held for Lisa on her last day, Friday, February 12, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Email Shannon Wehinger at swehinger@pacd.org for the link if you wish to drop in. If you cannot attend, well wishes can be emailed directly to Lisa at lsuhr@pacd.org before 3:00 p.m. on February 12.

PACD Program Manager Amy Brown will take over the Director of Operations position starting on February 15, 2021.

Holly Miller is PACD’s new program manager. Holly’s first day is February 8, 2021. She can be reached at hmiller@pacd.org

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Holly Miller Joins PACD Staff as Program Manager

By Holly Miller

Before joining the Harrisburg team, I worked with PACD as the Executive Assistant for the National Conservation Planning Partnership. Before that, I was the district manager for the Sullivan County Conservation District, working with district programs and operations.

I grew up on a farm in Luzerne County, where I became interested in agriculture and conservation and graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Environmental Biology.

I enjoy hunting, fishing, art, and spending time with my husband, our beautiful daughter, and our dog.

I am very excited to work with conservation districts again, and I look forward to this new adventure!

 

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PACD Holds Executive Council Virtually

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, PACD held a virtual Executive Council Meeting. There were over 80 participants. During the meeting, the PACD Executive Council gave final approval for a bylaw change to move Armstrong Conservation District from the PACD South West Region to the PACD North West Region.

Also during the meeting, PACD Director of Operations Lisa Jo Suhr was recognized for her 19 years of service to the association, and board and partner reports were given.

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Last Chance to Register for PACD Executive Council

Click on the link below to register for this Thursday’s PACD Executive Council Video Conference. Registration is free and required for anyone wishing to participate.

PACD Executive Council Video Conference

January 28, 2021 | 10 a.m. to Noon

Registrants will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, instructions to participate, and a phone number for anyone who wishes to participate via conference call. Questions? Contact Molly Burns with PACD at mburns@pacd.org.

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