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Chapter 102 fall sessions, watershed specialist meeting, Ag Progress Days wraps-up, and news from Chester County Conservation District. 
Registration Opens for Chapter 102 Fall Regional Sessions

PACD is partnering with the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to facilitate Chapter 102 Fall Regional Sessions. These free sessions are for conservation district and DEP staff.
Click here for the draft agenda. 
Click on the links below to register for the session in your region. Due to limited space, please limit registrations to 3-4 staff per office.
Contact Shannon Wehinger with questions.
Registration Opens for the 18th Annual Watershed Specialist Meeting

The 2018 Conservation District Watershed Specialist Meeting will take place at Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, PA, on October 9-11 for newer watershed specialists and October 10-11 for the full group. Special training for newer watershed specialists will take place on October 9.
Highlights from this year's agenda include macroinvertebrate training by the Stroud Water Research Center, hands-on training with PAOneStop and the Web Soil Survey, an update on invasive species, and much more.
Registration is open to conservation district watershed specialists and invited guests. The deadline to register is Monday, October 1. Click here for more information and to register for the meeting.
Photo caption: "Ecosystem Engineer" by Chelsea Walker, Watershed Specialist for the Westmoreland Conservation District and winner of the 2017 CD Watershed Specialist Photo Contest.
Thank You Ag Progress Days Volunteers!

Ag Progress Days, Pennsylvania's largest outdoor agricultural exposition was held August 14-16, 2018, at The Pennsylvania State University's Research Farms in Rock Springs. Despite the rain and mud on Tuesday, PACD and conservation districts from Centre, Union, Dauphin, Bradford, Huntingdon, and Bedford counties met hundreds of landowners and farmers to discuss local conservation during the three day event.
A BIG thank you goes out to all who volunteered for this great networking experience!
Chester County Conservation District Holds Chesapeake Bay Boat Tour
Submitted by Paige LaDuca, Chesapeake Bay Resource Conservationist, Chester County Conservation District
On August 15th, Chester County Conservation District staff and local farmers had the opportunity to attend an educational tour given by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. We departed from the Baltimore Aquarium and discussed the effects that rivers and tributaries have on the Bay before continuing our journey to test water turbidity (clearness), dredge the bottom of the Harbor for sediment, and view the city's aquatic trash wheels and skimmers.

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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.
Photo provided by Chester County Conservation District.
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Upcoming Events

September 5-6, 2018
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, State College, PA

September 25, 2018
Northcentral Chapter 102 Fall Regional Session
DEP Northcentral Regional Office, Williamsport, PA

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