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August 10, 2019by ncdea

PENNSYLVANIA, Pike County CD – Since the Clean Water Act of 1972, states have developed their own water quality standards, such as special protection designations for qualifying surface waters (streams and lakes). The purpose is to protect, by law, human and ecological uses such as water supply, recreation, and aquatic habitat.

High Quality (HQ) Waters must meet specific chemistry or biological conditions, if not both. The chemistry standards must include at least one year of water quality data meeting scientific criteria established within Chapter 93 of the PA Code, measuring specific parameters such as dissolved oxygen, temperature and pH (acidity & alkalinity) among others.
For biological conditions to be met, a high quality aquatic community must be supported in that water body.

Source: Importance of High Quality and Exceptional Value Streams – News – News Eagle – Hawley, PA – Hawley, PA



August 10, 2019by ncdea

PENNSYLVANIA, Clinton County CD – This year marks the 28th Annual Conservation Summer Day Camp at the Sieg Conference Center — a week-long day camp where local kids participate in hands-on activities that allow them to learn about the environment in exciting ways.

The camp is organized and sponsored by the Clinton County Conservation District, with a group of counselors and educators led by Camp Director Toby Boyer and Manager Mary Ann Bower.

“I love seeing how excited the kids get about learning about the environment,” Bower said. “It is a good feeling.”

Campers get to participate in a variety of exciting educational activities throughout the week, including fishing, making bird boxes, tying flies, studying wildlife, and several field trips, such as visiting Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park and a fish hatchery.

Kids also get to hear from local environmental experts, including biologists, geologists, and natural resource professionals, who conduct presentations throughout the week.

“It’s enjoyable giving them knowledge and allowing them to have hands-on experience with the environment,” said Conservation Officer Mike Ondik, who volunteers at the day camp.

Source: Wings, paws, scales & claws | News, Sports, Jobs – The Express



August 8, 2019by ncdea

PENNSYLVANIA, Cumberland County CD – Cumberland County Conservation District Manager Carl Goshorn was honored for his outstanding efforts that have furthered the activities and accomplishments of conservation districts on a state-wide basis, by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD).

Goshorn, who has served the Cumberland County Conservation District for more than 30 years, was presented with the 2019 Conservation District Employee Excellence Award. Goshorn was honored for his dedication to environmental protection in the county. Through his leadership, the conservation district has seen significant growth; the district participates in six state programs, hosts nine schools for the annual Envirothon and has MOU agreements with 90 percent of the county’s municipalities.

Source: Cumberland County conservation director receives PACD Conservation District Employee Excellence Award | Community News | shipnc.com


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