2016 District Annual Report

by | Aug 15, 2016 | Annual Reports

Meetings/Outreach Highlights

4th Annual CD Forum

March 1, 2016. This annual event provided 3 breakouts for farmers, municipalities, and contractors.  Topics included Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Updates, Introduction to Sprayer Nozzles, Road Safety, Herbicide Resistant Weeds, PENN DOT Projects in the County, Municipal Ordinances, About the Ombudsman Program, Contracting for Government Grants and Local Permiƫng, Construction Hazard Recognition, and PA‐One Call Updates.

46th Annual Tree Sale

Week of April 18, 2016. This year’s tree sale was another great success. We sold 10,899 trees to 181 customers.

Susquehanna Valley HS and MS Envirothon

April 26 and May 10, 2016. The annual Susquehanna Valley High School and Middle School Envirothons are a joint effort of the Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Conservation Districts.  At our High School Envirothon, held at the Shikellamy State Park Overlook, Northumberland County had 12 teams. Warrior Run Team A was the winner. Our Middle School Envirothon, held at the Montour Preserve, had 12 teams. Mount Carmel Team C placed 3rd at the Middle School event.

Twilight Meeting

September 8, 2016. This year’s Twilight MeeƟng was held at the Long Center for Environmental Stewardship and Education outside of Sunbury. Topics included Herbicide Resistant Weeds, Top Tips for Pesticide Applicators, and DEP Inspections Due to the Chesapeake Bay Reboot‐What to Expect During An Inspection.  Attendees received two category and two core credits.

Awards Highlight

Environmental Educator of the Year

Winner: Edward Thomas, Sunbury Christian Academy, 4th Grade
About the award: The Northumberland County Conservation District honors a teacher who demonstrates leadership in environmental education through their classwork and involvement in community activities.

Swank Outstanding Conservation Organization Award

Winner: Sunbury Christian Academy Ecology Class
About the award: This award is sponsored annually by David and Judy Swank of Elysburg in honor of their granddaughter, Shelby Palmer. It is presented to an outstanding conservation organization which has done exceptional conservation-related work in the county.

Environmental Educator of the Year

Winner: Edward Thomas, Sunbury Christian Academy, 4th Grade
About the award: The Northumberland County Conservation District honors a teacher who demonstrates leadership in environmental education through their classwork and involvement in community activities.

Inside This Report

01 – About Us
02 – Erosion & Sedimentation Control
04 – Dam Safety & Waterway Management
05 – Dirt and Gravel/Low Volume Roads
06 – Nutrient Management
06 – Agricultural Land Preservation
07 – Watershed Protection
11 – Meetings/Outreach
12 – 2016 Awards
14 – A Look Back in 2016…

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