Trainings, Webinars, and Workshops... oh my...
There are a wide variety of trainings and sessions available to Conservation Districts in 2017. A quick summary of each is below. Dates and registration links can be found in the "upcoming event" section on the left.
12 of the Program's two-day Environmentally Sensitive Road Maintenance trainings are currently scheduled across Pennsylvania for 2017. Municipalities are required to attend one of these training in the past five years in order to be eligible to apply for Program funds. Locations, dates, and registration links can be found in the "Upcoming Events" Column to the left.
The Center is presenting a series of six brief topic-specific webinars aimed at conservation districts this Winter/Spring. Three webinars remain in the series, "Project Sharing Session Highlights" 3/17, "Administrative Manual Changes Overview"3/21, and "CD Replenishment and Direct Deposit" 4/18. Links to past completed webinars, and details for the upcoming webinars can be found here.
Project Sharing Sessions
Four regional sessions have been scheduled around the State to allow CDs to share their projects with each other and SCC/Center staff. The first session, held in Clarion on 2/22 was a great success with 14 attendees from 13 different CDs. The schedule and details for the remaining sessions can be found in the "Upcoming Events" Column to the left.
DGLVR Bankfull / Stream Crossing Trainings
Five regional "Bankfull / Stream Crossing" trainings for Conservation Districts are scheduled for Spring 2017. These trainings will focus on the Program's bankfull policy, bankfull determination, and a primer on improving stream crossing installation. Locations, dates, and registration details can be found in the "Upcoming Events" Column to the left.
NAACC Culvert Assessment Training
This two-day training will focus on the "North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative" effort to inventory and assess road stream crossing for stream connectivity through the road. More details at www.streamcontinuity.org.
DGLVR New Hire Training
This 3 day session (3/28-30) for Conservation District staff will include an Administrative Training, GIS Training, and Field day. While it is intended for staff new to the Program, anyone is welcome to attend as a refresher (one, two or all three days). More information and registration can be found here.
This will be the only Administrative Training for 2017.
2017 Annual Maintenance Workshop
The Center's Annual Maintenance Workshop will be held in Sayre, PA, on September 26-28. More information and registration details will be available in the coming months. Bradford County , one of the largest counties in the Program, looks to have a large variety of project sites that will be highlighted on several field trips.
2016 New-Hire field day attendees on a road in Huntingdon County.