Recently, the Chester County Conservation District (CCCD) began recognizing farmers, organizations, businesses, and landowners who have demonstrated their commitment to protecting or improving the watersheds in which they live or operate. The intended goal is to incentivize good stewardship or farming practices by recognizing, with signage, those who not only meet all state and federal plan requirements, but who have also followed through and implemented those plans.
By identifying which of the two major estuaries the recipient’s location drains to, the signs increase awareness and help make the connection to land practices and water quality. So if you are driving through Chester County, and you see one of these signs, you will not only be aware of what watershed you are in, but also the great stewards that work to protect and restore those watersheds.
The Chester County Conservation District recognized the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club as Watershed Partners in the Delaware Bay. Pictured left to right: Pete Torras, Green Chairman Kennett Square Golf and Country Club, Christian E. Strohmaier, Managing Director, CCCD; Paul Stead, Superintendent, Kennett Square Golf and Country Club; Wayne Moore, President, Kennett Square Golf and Country Club, and Bill Fenstermacher, Kennett Square Golf and Country Club Green Committee Member. Photo provided by Chester County Conservation District.