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Potter County Holds Legislative Luncheon

(Left to right): Front row: Brenda Shambaugh (PACD), Alexander Veto (Dirt & Gravel Roads Project Specialist), Berty Kurtz (Administrative Assistant), Representative Martin Causer, Susan Kefover (Commissioner), Rob Thompson (Agricultural Technician). Back row: Earl Brown (District Chairman), Representative Matthew Baker, Chuck Dillon (Field Representative for Senator Joe Scarnati’s Office), Jason Childs (District Manager), Jared Dickerson (Watershed Specialist), and Glenn Dunn II (Resource Conservationist).

On March 3, 2017, PACD Executive Director Brenda Shambaugh traveled to Potter County for the Potter County Conservation District’s Legislative Luncheon. In addition to featuring several local dirt and gravel road, educational, farmland preservation, and erosion projects, other topics of discussion included the 2017-2018 state budget projections, the importance of partnerships, and the district’s role in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

 

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Indiana County Holds Legislative Breakfast

(Left to right) District Manager Adam Cotchen, Majority Leader Rep. Dave Reed, County Commissioner Sherene Hess, County Commissioner Chair Michael Baker, Rep. Cris Dush, Jordan Ball (Aide for Sen. Bob Casey), and Joe Pittman (Chief of Staff for Sen. Don White). Photo provided by Indiana County Conservation District.

On February 23, PACD Executive Director Brenda Shambaugh traveled to Indiana County Conservation District for a legislative breakfast. During the event, each district staff person highlighted a project they were working on. They emphasized what the district has done with funding they received.

 

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PACD Testifies before Joint Legislative Conservation Committee’s Forestry Task Force

Westmoreland Conservation District Chairman Ronald Rohall delivers testimony before the Legislative Forestry Task Force on September 29, 2016.

Westmoreland Conservation District Chairman Ronald Rohall delivers testimony before the Legislative Forestry Task Force on September 29, 2016.

On September 29, 2016, PACD Executive Director Brenda Shambaugh and Westmoreland Conservation District Chairman Ronald Rohall traveled to State College to represent conservation districts before the Legislative Forestry Task Force. Their testimony spoke to the past, present, and future of the regulatory relationship between the state’s forestry industry, local governments, and county conservation districts. Click here to read the testimony.

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