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September 7, 2019by ncdea

PENNSYLVANIA, Perry County CD – A group of 20 dedicated Keep Perry County Beautiful volunteers and Perry County Conservation District staff came with kayaks and canoes for the Juniata River Clean-Up between the Newport River Bridge and the Howe Twp. boat access on Aug. 24.

“Someone should call Mike Rowe from ‘Dirty Jobs’,” said Kristie Smith, Keep Perry County Beautiful coordinator. “Because that’s exactly what this river clean-up is — dirty!”

Those who deserved recognition for their clean-up efforts include: Lauren Chubb and her daughters, Ashley and Alexis; students Rachael Filip and Amiyah Priebe, who represented the Newport Environmental Club; Peg Olsen and Van Troutman; Mike Rudy; Fred and Melanie Wertz; Ann Miller; Dean Hench; Ashley Lenig; Bob and Yvonne Shoop; Dale Shoop; and Roger Austin. Conservation District staff in attendance were Kristie Smith, Ben Smith and Lauren Leinbach.

Source: Volunteers clear 70 tires from Juniata River –

May 11, 2019by ncdea

PENNSYLVANIA, Perry County CD – Braving rain and a swampy field, about 30 volunteers including West Perry students, residents and representatives of conservation groups began planting roughly 200 trees at the site of the future Lynn Sheaffer Dum Memorial Park in Elliottsburg on April 26.

“This will be a forest 10 years from now,” said Kristie Smith, water specialist with the Perry County Conservation District. “These trees will be over our head, and it’ll be awesome.”

Source: Volunteers plant new forest at Elliottsburg park –

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