County Groundwater Study Released
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) in
cooperation with the Pike County Conservation District
recently completed a study of residential groundwater
wells in Pike County, PA. The results of the study were
published in July 2014 in USGS Scientific Investigations
Report 2014-5117 which can be viewed on the USGS
website. For more information,
Do You Know Your Watershed Address?
PCCD has created a brochure and
an interactive watershed map so you can easily identify your
watershed along with some interesting facts about the water
resources in that watershed.
A watershed is an area of land across which water, and the
sediment and dissolved materials it contains, flow on their
way to a single common outlet- like a stream, lake or river.
Click on the brochure to the left to find out more!!
Every Drop Counts! Use a Rain
wins NEPA Environmental Partnership Award!
Every Drop Counts! Use a Rain Barrel Project has received a
2014 Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Award
for their work in environmental protection!
award will be presented to members of the Pike/Wayne
Conservation Partnership at the 24th Annual
Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment, scheduled
for Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at the Woodlands
Inn & Resort, in Wilkes- Barre, Pennsylvania.
more information on the awards ceremony visit
The Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership raised $975 at the
rain barrel silent auction that was held at this year’s
Pike/Wayne Earth Day event!
The money raised will go back to the schools that
participated to be used for environmental education.
There is still time to check out some exciting programs that
the Partnership is having throughout the spring.
check them out!
To learn more about the project read below.
of where the rain barrels are located
Dirt and Gravel Road Trainings
Regional Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance Trainings are
available this fall.
If you have attended the ESM training (or Annual Workshop)
since 2011, please do NOT register
for these trainings so we can accommodate new municipalities
and those whose certification is expiring. Please note that
due to expected demand, these trainings will be larger and
may require more travel than normal. The course is free, but
registration is required,
no walk-ins allowed if training is at capacity. Please visit
Center for Dirt and Gravel Roads education/training website
for more information.
September 30th – October 1st
Center's annual maintenance workshop is held each fall at
locations around Pennsylvania. The Workshop typically
attracts up to 200 attendees from a variety of entities
involved in low-volume road maintenance. The Workshop
features invited speakers, concurrent classroom sessions,
and field trips to active and completed road sites to view
the implementation of ESM practices. The 2014 Dirt and
Gravel Road Maintenance Workshop will be held September 30th
- October 1st at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in
State College, PA. Save the date now!
details coming soon.