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(Harrisburg, PA – April 23, 2017) – The Pennsylvania State Senate and the House of Representatives declared April 23-30, 2017 as “Conservation District Week.” The dates coincide with Earth Day (April 22nd) events and celebrations.
“We are excited to celebrate Conservation District Week,” said Brenda J. Shambaugh, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts. “We must support our conservation districts so they can protect our local areas.” Contact: Brenda J. Shambaugh, Executive Director Phone: 717.238.7223 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pacd.org
During Conservation District Week, offices across the state will hold events. These events will show the projects they work on every day that control pollution. Working together, citizens can ensure there is enough funding for conservation districts. The House of Representatives has less money in their budget for conservation this year. Please support conservation by asking your legislators to fully fund conservation districts. Each county has a conservation district office except Philadelphia. These offices have volunteer directors and staff who focus on local conservation issues. These are your neighbors who are working to ensure there is enough clean water. They also make sure we have healthy soil for the future. That is something to celebrate!
K The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) is a non-profit organization whose guiding values include: Sustainable Resource Conservation; Integrity, Local; Education and Outreach; and Partnerships. PACD primarily serves as the collective voice for Pennsylvania’s 66 county conservation districts. For more information about PACD, visit www.pacd.org
Friday April 14, 2017 Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Highway cleanup.
Meet at 9:30 AM at ABC Restaurant parking lot. We’ll be cleaning Rte. 6 from Roulette to Burtville. All materials provided. Lunch to follow.
Monday April 17, 2017 Spring business meeting 7:00 PM
at S W Smith Memorial Library, Port Allegany.
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Public meeting 7:00 PM
at the Sweden valley Grange Hall. Topic invasive plant control in Mill Creek Basin.
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Allegheny River Canoe/Kayak cleanup, Burtville to Port Allegany.
All paddlers encouraged to participate. Details will be published later. Please mark your calendar.
These events are open to the public and public participation is encouraged. For more information contact Frank Weeks at 814-544-7365 or e-mail uawa@mckeancountypa .org