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Save the dates for boot camp and news from Allegheny, Crawford, and Pike County Conservation Districts. 
Save the Dates for 2021 Boot Camp Training 

Mark your calendars for the Agricultural Conservation Technical Training ("Boot Camp" Basic Level and Level II). Conservation district staff are encouraged to take advantage of these free, week-long training opportunities, including classroom learning and experience in the field.
  • Agricultural Conservation Technical "Boot Camp" Training - Basic Level
    April 12-16, 2021
    Keystone Conference Center, Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA (Lebanon County)
  • Agricultural Conservation Technical "Boot Camp" Training - Level II
    April 26-30, 2021
    Keystone Conference Center, Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA (Lebanon County)
Please note these dates are tentative pending funding.

The application period will open on January 22, 2021. Questions? Contact Shannon Wehinger at

These training opportunities are made possible by the following sponsors: Natural Resources Conservation Service, State Conservation Commission, and the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc.
Stream Health and Stormwater: An Introductory Webinar Series
Throughout June, Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) will host a lunch-and-learn webinar series about streams and stormwater. Each week, ACCD staff will walk attendees through an essential aspect of stream health and stormwater systems. Sessions will build on each other to explain the relationship between human activity and water quality. These webinars will also review strategies to improve regional water quality and manage stormwater. Registration is free but required: .

View previous webinars on soil, erosion control, tree planting, and manure management here:
Crawford County Conservation District Creates E&S Video
Crawford County Conservation District Resource Conservation Technician Sydney Holler recently created a short video, "Are You Ready for Construction Season?" The video provides an overview of an often-missed component of new construction - erosion and sedimentation control.

Click here to view and share the three-minute video.
Pike County Conservation District: How Your Backyard Activities Affect Your Lake Webinars

To help residents keep local lakes clean, the Pike County Conservation District is hosting a free, three-part webinar series titled "How Your Backyard Activities Affect Your Lake." The webinars include:
The webinars are free, but registration is required. Click here for more information and to register. 

Photo caption: Pike County Conservation District Watershed Specialist Rachel Posavetz, left, and Senior Resource Conservationist Ellen Enslin will lead the free "Ways to Help Your Lake Stay Healthy" workshop. Image provided by Pike County Conservation District.
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Upcoming Events

July 23, 2020, 10 am
PACD Executive Council Meeting Web Conference

August 31-September 4, 2020
Agricultural Conservation Technical Training - Level II

Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center,
D auphin, PA

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