Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc.

Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. Conserving natural resources for our future. The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) works to enhance locally led efforts that support the wise use of the state’s natural resources.

The PACD primarily serves as the collective voice for Pennsylvania’s 66 county conservation districts. Click here to find your conservation district: http://pacd.org/your-district/find-your-district/

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12/25/2021

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12/24/2021
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12/21/2021

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12/17/2021

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Kent Himelright, Watershed Specialist with the Berks County Conservation District, organized a massive live stake planti...
12/16/2021

Kent Himelright, Watershed Specialist with the Berks County Conservation District, organized a massive live stake planting on the Cacoosing Creek as part of an initiative for the Coldwater Conservation Plan for the Cacoosing Creek Watershed.

More: http://ow.ly/2p4p50H84U1

Kent Himelright, Watershed Specialist with the Berks County Conservation District, organized a massive live stake planting on the Cacoosing Creek as part of an initiative for the Coldwater Conservation Plan for the Cacoosing Creek Watershed.

More: http://ow.ly/2p4p50H84U1

Montgomery County Conservation District, in coordination with Penn State Extension, hosted a native meadow planting demo...
12/15/2021

Montgomery County Conservation District, in coordination with Penn State Extension, hosted a native meadow planting demonstration at Skippack Church. The event was funded through a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Education Grant.

More: http://ow.ly/EK3950H84Hj

Montgomery County Conservation District, in coordination with Penn State Extension, hosted a native meadow planting demonstration at Skippack Church. The event was funded through a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Education Grant.

More: http://ow.ly/EK3950H84Hj

Franklin County Conservation District, PA held a streamside signage and tree planting workshop. More: http://ow.ly/OXK25...
12/14/2021

Franklin County Conservation District, PA held a streamside signage and tree planting workshop. More: http://ow.ly/OXK250H84CS

Franklin County Conservation District, PA held a streamside signage and tree planting workshop. More: http://ow.ly/OXK250H84CS

PACD will hold virtual meetings for all six PACD committees and PACD Executive Council via Zoom this January. Committees...
12/13/2021

PACD will hold virtual meetings for all six PACD committees and PACD Executive Council via Zoom this January. Committees will meet between January 5 and 19, followed by PACD Executive Council on January 27. More: http://ow.ly/EE0P50H849z

PACD will hold virtual meetings for all six PACD committees and PACD Executive Council via Zoom this January. Committees will meet between January 5 and 19, followed by PACD Executive Council on January 27. More: http://ow.ly/EE0P50H849z

Save the Dates: 2022 Virtual Conservation District and PA Agency Ag Meeting will be held February 22 & 23. Staff from PA...
12/10/2021

Save the Dates: 2022 Virtual Conservation District and PA Agency Ag Meeting will be held February 22 & 23.

Staff from PA state agencies, USDA-NRCS, and conservation districts are encouraged to attend.

More information to come! Registration will open in January.

Save the Dates: 2022 Virtual Conservation District and PA Agency Ag Meeting will be held February 22 & 23.

Staff from PA state agencies, USDA-NRCS, and conservation districts are encouraged to attend.

More information to come! Registration will open in January.

Registration is now open for the 2022 Hybrid Staff Conference, scheduled for February 16-17, 2022 at the Wyndham Garden ...
12/08/2021

Registration is now open for the 2022 Hybrid Staff Conference, scheduled for February 16-17, 2022 at the Wyndham Garden State College AND streaming live via Zoom. More: http://ow.ly/HyM050H2PfG

Registration is now open for the 2022 Hybrid Staff Conference, scheduled for February 16-17, 2022 at the Wyndham Garden State College AND streaming live via Zoom. More: http://ow.ly/HyM050H2PfG

Volunteers Needed for Conservation District booth at the 2022 PA Farm Show  - Volunteers receive a free parking pass. Mo...
12/07/2021

Volunteers Needed for Conservation District booth at the 2022 PA Farm Show - Volunteers receive a free parking pass.
More: http://ow.ly/ai8u50H2Pk0

Volunteers Needed for Conservation District booth at the 2022 PA Farm Show - Volunteers receive a free parking pass.
More: http://ow.ly/ai8u50H2Pk0

PACD awarded $17,540 to conservation districts for projects in eight counties for the 2021-22 Conservation Reserve Enhan...
12/06/2021

PACD awarded $17,540 to conservation districts for projects in eight counties for the 2021-22 Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Mini-Grants. More: http://ow.ly/ggBu50H2PpP

PACD awarded $17,540 to conservation districts for projects in eight counties for the 2021-22 Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Mini-Grants. More: http://ow.ly/ggBu50H2PpP

12/05/2021
Last week,  Governor Tom Wolf unveiled the first-ever Litter Action Plan to help combat Pennsylvania’s litter problem. M...
12/01/2021
Gov. Wolf calls for statewide efforts with new Litter Action Plan

Last week, Governor Tom Wolf unveiled the first-ever Litter Action Plan to help combat Pennsylvania’s litter problem. More: https://www.wkbn.com/news/pennsylvania/gov-wolf-calls-for-statewide-efforts-with-new-litter-action-plan/

On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf, the state secretaries for the departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection and Representative Mike Sturla unveiled the first-ever Litter Action Plan to h…

On November 4, 2021, the Berks County Conservation District hosted a workshop for consultants submitting NPDES applicati...
11/30/2021

On November 4, 2021, the Berks County Conservation District hosted a workshop for consultants submitting NPDES applications to the District entitled; “How to Get Through Completeness Without Really Trying.” More: http://ow.ly/3j9H50GRR8a

On November 4, 2021, the Berks County Conservation District hosted a workshop for consultants submitting NPDES applications to the District entitled; “How to Get Through Completeness Without Really Trying.” More: http://ow.ly/3j9H50GRR8a

Perry County Conservation District hosts annual land judging competition. The contest’s focus is to introduce students i...
11/29/2021

Perry County Conservation District hosts annual land judging competition. The contest’s focus is to introduce students in grades 9 through 12 to soil evaluation and its relationship to land use and soil and water quality. More: http://ow.ly/ZHio50GRR0G

Perry County Conservation District hosts annual land judging competition. The contest’s focus is to introduce students in grades 9 through 12 to soil evaluation and its relationship to land use and soil and water quality. More: http://ow.ly/ZHio50GRR0G

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11/26/2021

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11/25/2021

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The Snyder County Conservation District held a Soil Health Toolbox Field Day event on BDS Farms in Beaver Springs on Nov...
11/24/2021

The Snyder County Conservation District held a Soil Health Toolbox Field Day event on BDS Farms in Beaver Springs on November 10, 2021. More: http://ow.ly/yVGz50GRQIg

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.

The Snyder County Conservation District held a Soil Health Toolbox Field Day event on BDS Farms in Beaver Springs on November 10, 2021. More: http://ow.ly/yVGz50GRQIg

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.

Northampton County Conservation District held a workshop for teachers titled “FUNdamentals of Stream Ecology.” The works...
11/23/2021

Northampton County Conservation District held a workshop for teachers titled “FUNdamentals of Stream Ecology.” The workshop focused on methods to assess the water quality of a stream via visual and biological assessment. More: http://ow.ly/WoOV50GRQBc

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.

Northampton County Conservation District held a workshop for teachers titled “FUNdamentals of Stream Ecology.” The workshop focused on methods to assess the water quality of a stream via visual and biological assessment. More: http://ow.ly/WoOV50GRQBc

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.

Agricultural Conservation Technical “Boot Camp” Level II Training Application Period Opens More: http://ow.ly/8gqW50GRQy...
11/22/2021

Agricultural Conservation Technical “Boot Camp” Level II Training Application Period Opens
More: http://ow.ly/8gqW50GRQyZ

Agricultural Conservation Technical “Boot Camp” Level II Training Application Period Opens
More: http://ow.ly/8gqW50GRQyZ

Westmoreland Conservation District planted 5.86-acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer along Stony Run and its...
11/19/2021

Westmoreland Conservation District planted 5.86-acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer along Stony Run and its tributaries in Westmoreland County. The project cost $12,157.28 and was paid for through PACD’s multi-functional buffer sub-grant program.

More: http://ow.ly/nB0k50GMirJ

Westmoreland Conservation District planted 5.86-acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffer along Stony Run and its tributaries in Westmoreland County. The project cost $12,157.28 and was paid for through PACD’s multi-functional buffer sub-grant program.

More: http://ow.ly/nB0k50GMirJ

Building for Tomorrow is now accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual Conservation District Video AwardsMore: http://ow....
11/18/2021

Building for Tomorrow is now accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual Conservation District Video Awards
More: http://ow.ly/RIv750GMivr

Building for Tomorrow is now accepting submissions for the 2nd Annual Conservation District Video Awards
More: http://ow.ly/RIv750GMivr

Centre County Conservation District Holds Homeowner WorkshopThe workshop focused on educating homeowners on local water ...
11/17/2021

Centre County Conservation District Holds Homeowner Workshop

The workshop focused on educating homeowners on local water quality issues. More: http://ow.ly/Uusu50GMi5b

Photo caption: (Left to right): Tyler Fox, Centre County Conservation District Chesapeake Bay Technician Allyson Ulsh, and Isaac Nulton. Tyler and Isaac are interns with the Agriculture and Environment Center at Penn State who helped present at the workshop for presentation experience.

Centre County Conservation District Holds Homeowner Workshop

The workshop focused on educating homeowners on local water quality issues. More: http://ow.ly/Uusu50GMi5b

Photo caption: (Left to right): Tyler Fox, Centre County Conservation District Chesapeake Bay Technician Allyson Ulsh, and Isaac Nulton. Tyler and Isaac are interns with the Agriculture and Environment Center at Penn State who helped present at the workshop for presentation experience.

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11/17/2021

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Mark your calendars for the winter round of PACD committees:PACD Conservation Committee Video ConferenceJanuary 5, 2022 ...
11/16/2021

Mark your calendars for the winter round of PACD committees:

PACD Conservation Committee Video Conference
January 5, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

PACD District Employees Committee Video Conference
January 7, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

PACD Education and Outreach Committee Video Conference
January 11, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

PACD Legislative Committee Video Conference
January 14, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

PACD Ways and Means Committee Video Conference
January 18, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

PACD Operations Committee Video Conference
January 19, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

Mark your calendars for the winter round of PACD committees:

PACD Conservation Committee Video Conference
January 5, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

PACD District Employees Committee Video Conference
January 7, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

PACD Education and Outreach Committee Video Conference
January 11, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

PACD Legislative Committee Video Conference
January 14, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

PACD Ways and Means Committee Video Conference
January 18, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

PACD Operations Committee Video Conference
January 19, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.

Blair County Conservation District Hosts Fallfest at NatureWorksPark More: http://ow.ly/fYzl50GMhTJPhoto caption: Master...
11/15/2021

Blair County Conservation District Hosts Fallfest at NatureWorksPark

More: http://ow.ly/fYzl50GMhTJ

Photo caption: Master Gardeners and the Penn State Extension share a tent as they greet visitors at the NatureWorksPark Fallfest. The Master Gardeners sold pumpkins and live plants at the event. Photo taken by Dan Sinal.

Blair County Conservation District Hosts Fallfest at NatureWorksPark

More: http://ow.ly/fYzl50GMhTJ

Photo caption: Master Gardeners and the Penn State Extension share a tent as they greet visitors at the NatureWorksPark Fallfest. The Master Gardeners sold pumpkins and live plants at the event. Photo taken by Dan Sinal.

11/15/2021
Blair County Conservation District Educator J.T. Bandzuh visited Williamsburg Elementary School on October 25, 2021, to ...
11/12/2021

Blair County Conservation District Educator J.T. Bandzuh visited Williamsburg Elementary School on October 25, 2021, to host an “Animals of Halloween” show-and-tell presentation.
More: http://ow.ly/YY8J50GGT5x

Blair County Conservation District Educator J.T. Bandzuh visited Williamsburg Elementary School on October 25, 2021, to host an “Animals of Halloween” show-and-tell presentation.
More: http://ow.ly/YY8J50GGT5x

Mark your calendar and join us for the PACD spring region meetings! All meetings will be in-person with a virtual option...
11/11/2021

Mark your calendar and join us for the PACD spring region meetings! All meetings will be in-person with a virtual option.

March 24, 2022 - PACD South East Region Meeting
March 25, 2022 - PACD North East Region Meeting
March 31, 2022 - PACD North Central Region Meeting
April 8, 2022 - PACD South Central Region Meeting
April 21, 2022 - PACD South West Region Meeting
April 27, 2021 - PACD North West Region Meeting

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Mark your calendar and join us for the PACD spring region meetings! All meetings will be in-person with a virtual option.

March 24, 2022 - PACD South East Region Meeting
March 25, 2022 - PACD North East Region Meeting
March 31, 2022 - PACD North Central Region Meeting
April 8, 2022 - PACD South Central Region Meeting
April 21, 2022 - PACD South West Region Meeting
April 27, 2021 - PACD North West Region Meeting

http://ow.ly/kwbt50GGTft

11/11/2021
Save the Date: PACD Executive Council Video Conference to be held January 27, 2022More: http://ow.ly/64bB50GGT1I
11/10/2021

Save the Date: PACD Executive Council Video Conference to be held January 27, 2022

More: http://ow.ly/64bB50GGT1I

Save the Date: PACD Executive Council Video Conference to be held January 27, 2022

More: http://ow.ly/64bB50GGT1I

PACD is offering space at our 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show booth to conservation districts who would like to set up a dis...
11/09/2021

PACD is offering space at our 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show booth to conservation districts who would like to set up a display for a day and educate folks from all over the state.

The show will be held January 8 through 15, 2022. Please contact Diane Young at [email protected] by November 30 to reserve a day.

PACD is offering space at our 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show booth to conservation districts who would like to set up a display for a day and educate folks from all over the state.

The show will be held January 8 through 15, 2022. Please contact Diane Young at [email protected] by November 30 to reserve a day.

$40,000 Available for 2021-22 “Bonus Round” Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Educational Mini-grant Program for Cons...
11/08/2021

$40,000 Available for 2021-22 “Bonus Round” Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Educational Mini-grant Program for Conservation Districts

More: http://ow.ly/RGnA50GGSXv

$40,000 Available for 2021-22 “Bonus Round” Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Educational Mini-grant Program for Conservation Districts

More: http://ow.ly/RGnA50GGSXv

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5925 Stevenson Ave., Suite A
Harrisburg, PA
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Telephone

(717) 238-7223

Website

www.pacd.org

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Kent Himelright, Watershed Specialist with the Berks County Conservation District, organized a massive live stake planting on the Cacoosing Creek as part of an initiative for the Coldwater Conservation Plan for the Cacoosing Creek Watershed. More: http://ow.ly/2p4p50H84U1
Montgomery County Conservation District, in coordination with Penn State Extension, hosted a native meadow planting demonstration at Skippack Church. The event was funded through a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Education Grant. More: http://ow.ly/EK3950H84Hj
Franklin County Conservation District, PA held a streamside signage and tree planting workshop. More: http://ow.ly/OXK250H84CS
PACD will hold virtual meetings for all six PACD committees and PACD Executive Council via Zoom this January. Committees will meet between January 5 and 19, followed by PACD Executive Council on January 27. More: http://ow.ly/EE0P50H849z
Save the Dates: 2022 Virtual Conservation District and PA Agency Ag Meeting will be held February 22 & 23. Staff from PA state agencies, USDA-NRCS, and conservation districts are encouraged to attend. More information to come! Registration will open in January.
Registration is now open for the 2022 Hybrid Staff Conference, scheduled for February 16-17, 2022 at the Wyndham Garden State College AND streaming live via Zoom. More: http://ow.ly/HyM050H2PfG
Volunteers Needed for Conservation District booth at the 2022 PA Farm Show - Volunteers receive a free parking pass. More: http://ow.ly/ai8u50H2Pk0
PACD awarded $17,540 to conservation districts for projects in eight counties for the 2021-22 Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Mini-Grants. More: http://ow.ly/ggBu50H2PpP