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October 5, 2019by ncdea

PENNSYLVANIA, McKean County CD – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) announced Thursday the McKean County Conservation District will receive $50,000 in funding from the state Department of Agriculture to assist with two projects designed to control and eliminate infestations of invasive plant species in the region.

“The grant will be implemented in cooperation with the Allegheny Plateau Invasive Plant Management Area partnership, which is working as a five county collaborative to address invasive plants at a landscape level,” said Jody Groshek, communications & outreach director for the McKean County Conservation District.

“Non-native, invasive plants can cause serious problems for reforestation efforts and other environmental concerns,” Causer said. “I commend conservation district officials for their proactive efforts to eradicate these problems before they grow any worse.”

Source: Causer announces $50,000 grant to McKean County Conservation District to target invasive plant species | Bradford | bradfordera.com



October 5, 2019by ncdea

PENNSYLVANIA, Cambria County CD – Flood control is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to the health of local waterways.

During its annual legislative meeting Friday at Kosta’s Restaurant in Ebensburg, the Cambria County Conservation District highlighted completion of projects to date in 2019 to restore streams that have flood control levee systems in place.

The restoration of those streams in Patton, Northern Cambria, Nanty Glo in Cambria County – along with Cherry Tree in Indiana County – is meant to center flowing water, take pressure off of banks to prevent erosion, create a natural ripple for fish and other aquatic life and keep sediment moving instead of depositing.

Source: Cambria County Conservation District highlights stream restoration projects | News | tribdem.com



September 9, 2019by ncdea

PENNSYLVANIA, Berks County CD – A Bite of Berks is a competitive tasting event featuring local restaurants, bakeries, caterers, food trucks, orchards, wineries and other food related businesses, offering a sample bite of something delicious.

A Bite of Berks is a fundraising event for the Conservation District Scholarship Fund.

High school and college-age students pursuing environmental sciences or a related a career path will be awarded scholarships from the conservation district in the amounts of $10,000, $6,000, $4,000 and $400. A number of other scholarships will also be awarded.

Source: Bite of Berks takes bite out of college costs for Berks County environmental students


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NCDEA President Rhonda Kelsch participated this morning on a Partner Panel with leadership from the National Conservation Partnership organizations of National Association of Conservation Districts, National Association of RC&D Councils, USDA-NRCS, and the National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA), at the 2019 NASCA / National Watershed Coalition's Conservation Conference in Lexington, KY. #CDEmployeesAtWork ...

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So many of you are deserving of this national recognition! We hope that you'll submit a nomination!Every year, the National Conservation Planning Partnership (NCPP) recognizes a producer and conservation planner for their commitment to conservation with the Hugh Hammond Bennett Award for Conservation Excellence. These awards are presented during the National Association of Conservation Districts’ (NACD) Appreciation Banquet at the NACD Annual Meeting.

Nominations for the 2019 awards are due tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 1. Please visit NACD's website to learn more about the awards and how to apply.
www.nacdnet.org/membership-resources/nacd-awards/
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