Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts

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Watershed Specialists Meet in State College

Watershed Specialists meet in State College.

Over 85 attendees, including 61 watershed specialists, participated in the 23rd Annual Conservation District Watershed Specialist Meeting at Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center in State College, PA, October 3-5, 2023.

October 3 was a special training day for newer watershed specialists. The training began with an orientation and went on to cover resources, an overview of the watershed specialist position, reporting requirements, and training opportunities. October 4 and 5 provided the full group with sessions on a variety of topics, including partnership opportunities with the DCNR regional watershed forestry specialists, study design for a strong stream monitoring program, PracticeKeeper, and trees and urban forests in stormwater management.

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.