Venango Conservation District Holds Stormwater Workshop

Attendees listened to a half-hour talk from Ty Ryen, Service Forester with PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from the Cornplanter Forest District #14. Ty spoke about invasives in our woods and backyards and ways to identify and eliminate these tricky species. Photo provided by Venango Conservation District.

The Venango Conservation District held a “Stormwater Awareness in Your Own Backyard: Rain Barrel Workshop” on April 22, 2022. They held a morning and an evening session.

With this project, the district educated 27 people on the importance of water quality and nonpoint source pollution in our local watersheds. The district provided participants with resources and solutions to prevent NPS pollution on their property, including a rain barrel, and explained how to reuse that water in other ways on their property.

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.