Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts

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Conservation District Watershed Specialist Webinar Series Concludes

2022 Watershed Specialist Photo Contest Best in Show Winner “Welcome to Your New Home” by Clearfield County Conservation District Watershed Specialist Kelly Williams.

Ninety-four conservation district watershed specialists, DEP staff, and partners participated in the 22nd Conservation District Watershed Specialist Meeting, which took place as a webinar series October 5-7, 2022. Participants learned about aquatic resource restoration with an emphasis on impairments and comprehensive aquatic resource restoration approaches; Legacy Sediment 2.0, an enhanced mapping and decision support tool; freshwater mussels and the work of the White Sulfur Springs National Fish Hatchery; how to use digital tools to model outcomes for best management practices (BMPs); legacy sediment as a wetland stream restoration BMP; how to empower landowners to implement BMPs; how to get started with PracticeKeeper; and more. Many thanks to our presenters for sharing their time and expertise.

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.