2017 District Annual Report

by | Aug 15, 2017 | Annual Reports

Meetings/Outreach Highlights

Manure Management Workshops

January 10 and 23, February 1. NCCD held 3 manure management workshops for farmers in Northumberland County.

47th Annual Tree Sale

Week of April 17, 2017. This year’s tree sale was another great success. We sold 11,261 trees to 156 customers.

Susquehanna Valley HS and MS Envirothon

April 25 and May 9, 2017. 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 10 teams. Warrior Run Team A was the winner. Our Middle School Envirothon, held at the Montour Preserve, had 10 teams.

Twilight Meeting

September 12, 2017. This year’s Twilight Meeting was again held at the Long Center for Environmental Stewardship and Education outside of Sunbury. Topics included What’s New in Herbicides/Resistant Weed Management for 2017; Reading the Label and Drift Reduction Strategies/Pesticide Safety; and the Agriculture, Communities, and Rural Environment Act (ACRE). 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
02 – Dam Safety & Waterway Management
03 – Dirt and Gravel/Low Volume Roads
05 – Nutrient Management
05 – Agricultural Land Preservation
06 – Watershed Protection
08 – Mosquito-Borne Disease Control
11 – Meetings/Outreach
12 – 2017 Awards
14 – A Look Back in 2016…

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