Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts

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Lawn Conversion Training Concludes

Ryan Davis leads the Lawn Conversion training in Dauphin County on July 11, 2023. Photo taken by Holly Miller.

PACD partnered with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to offer lawn conversion training to conservation district staff. A webinar training was held via Zoom on June 20. In-person training was held on July 11, 2023, at the Sunset Golf Course in Middletown, PA. Ryan Davis, Senior Forest Projects Manager at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, was the instructor for both trainings. He discussed the importance of lawn conversion practices and tips for installing them and also shared some lessons he’s learned along the way.

The Lawn Conversion Program for Conservation Districts is partially financed by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Environmental Stewardship fund, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.