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2020 PSATS Conference - Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed at the conservation district booth at the 2020 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Conference. The conference runs from Sunday, May 3, to Tuesday, May 5, at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA.
 
Help is needed for:
 
Sunday, May 3: Noon-5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 4: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
This is an excellent opportunity for district volunteers to talk about district programs and build relationships with township officials from across Pennsylvania. Volunteer now by contacting Jann McNamara at jmcnamara@pacd.org or call 717-238-7223.
Save the Dates for PACD Spring Region Meetings

Mark your calendar and join us for the PACD spring region meetings!
 
The region meeting dates and locations are as follows:
 
March 24, 2020
PACD South Central Region Meeting
Cumberland County Conservation District, Carlisle, PA
 
March 26, 2020
PACD North Central Region Meeting
Clinton County Conservation District, Mill Hall, PA
 
March 31, 2020
PACD South West Region Meeting
Westmoreland Conservation District, Greensburg, PA
 
April 3, 2020
PACD North East Region Meeting
DEP Northeast Regional Office, Wilkes-Barre, PA
 
April 22, 2020
PACD North West Region Meeting
Venango County (location TBA)
 
April 30, 2020
PACD South East Region Meeting
Henning's Market, Harleysville, PA
Lawrence County Conservation District Creates Edible Rain Garden

The Lawrence County Conservation District (LCCD) created an edible rain garden for their 2019-20 Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Mini-grant Project.
 
LCCD Watershed Specialist Mary Burris installed an edible rain garden at the Lower East Side Community Garden in conjunction with the Lower East Side Neighborhood Watch, Tri-County CleanWays, and DON Enterprises. Columbia Gas also provided volunteer labor and heavy machinery.
 
The community garden feeds more than 50 families, and the edible rain garden will supply blueberries, elderberries, Aronia berries, strawberries, and rhubarb. The rain garden also serves as a stormwater best management practice to catch and slow runoff and will provide a location for education programs.
 
Photo caption: The rain garden is planted and mulched. Photo provided by Lawrence County Conservation District.

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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.
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Upcoming Events

February 12-13, 2020
Wyndham Garden State College, Boalsburg, PA

Clinton County Conservation District, Mill Hall, PA

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