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July 26, 2021
South Central Region Managers Meet
Conservation District managers from the South Central Region met at Raystown Lake on July 19, 2021. The managers were joined by PACD Executive Director Brenda Shambaugh and a few retired managers as well. 
Register Now for Fall Leadership Development Sessions
Registration is open for the 2021 Building for Tomorrow Fall Leadership Webinar series, scheduled for Wednesdays, October 27, November 3, and November 10. The webinars are open to all district personnel and partners. District directors and managers are especially encouraged to attend. This year's program features a two-part workshop on Succession Planning & Management and a presentation on Environmental Justice. Registration is separate for each of these programs. Please visit Building for Tomorrow for more information.
District managers, assistant managers, and team leaders can still register for the 2021 Management Summit September 15-16 at the Wyndham Garden State College Conference Center. This year's Summit focuses on staff development and retention with sessions on coaching and mentoring, employee lifecycle management, and employee policy in the post-COVID era. Visit Building for Tomorrow for agenda and registration.
Financial and other support for the Building for Tomorrow Leadership Development Program is provided through a grant from the Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission. Guidance for the Program is provided through the Pennsylvania Conservation Partnership’s Leadership Development Committee.
Bradford County Conservation District Holds Anniversary Celebration
On July 16, 2021, Bradford County Conservation District (BCCD) held its 65th-anniversary celebration at Mt. Pisgah State Park. PACD Director of Communications and Education Shannon Wehinger attended the event.

Visit the BCCD Facebook page for more photos of the event. Click here to read a press release.

Photo caption: BCCD District Manager Cathy Yeakel, Senator Gene Yaw, and Shannon Wehinger.
Westmoreland Conservation District Highlights BMPs in Special Web Portfolio
The Westmoreland Conservation District has been working diligently to install best management practices and green infrastructure in the community. These projects, implemented with the help of local partners including local municipalities, school districts, watershed organizations, farmers, and the Westmoreland County Community College, have made great strides in preventing water and erosion issues.

To showcase the phenomenal work completed, the district created a BMP portfolio that highlights 45 of the many projects. The portfolio organizes the projects within four categories – watershed restoration; stormwater management; agriculture; and dirt, gravel, and low volume roads.

Click here to read the entire article and here for the BMP portfolio.
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Upcoming Events
July 29, 2021 | 10-Noon
PACD Executive Council Video Conference
August 2-4, 2021 (in-person field days)
Agricultural Conservation Technical “Boot Camp” Training – Basic Level
Keystone Conference Center, Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA (Lebanon County)
Participants must attend both online and in-person portions to complete the course.