Pike County Conservation District Helps
Delaware Elementary School Build Outdoor Classroom
Elementary School (DDES) constructed a shade structure to
add to their outdoor classroom by utilizing grant funds
received from the Pike County Conservation District. Each
year the District awards Environmental Education grants to
school classrooms or youth organizations to complete
projects that complement the
conservation mission of the District. The DDES
structure is located between the elementary and middle
schools for use by classes from both schools. Dave Koretz,
fourth grade teacher and Head teacher at DDES, took the lead
on coordinating the building of the outdoor classroom. The
project also received funding and assistance from the PA
Game Commission, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the
Girl Scouts to construct a path and install a native plant
Dave Koretz Head Teacher at DDES and Nick Lauersen Fifth
Grade teacher DDES.
Bottom L-R Skyler Bower, Lily
Middle Jayden Latini
Back L-R Mark Scalley, Vito
Pike County Conservation District
Education Project Grant round now open!
The PCCD Board of Directors have established a $500 grant for
a Pike County teacher/classroom
or youth organization to fund a project that compliments the
mission of the District.
Environmental Education Project Grant Application
Hemlock Farms Conservancy as a
At the November Pike County Conservation District Board
meeting the Board approved a petition by Hemlock Farms
Conservancy, a non-profit land trust organization, to become
a nominating organization for the District
.The District Board approved the petition and sent a
recommendation to the State Conservation Commission (SCC)
for final approval. The SCC approved the
petition on November 19, 2015. By becoming a nominating
organization the Conservancy will play an integral role in
shaping the future of Pike County.
Nominating organizations provide a vital link
between various community groups and the Conservation
is especially important given the public's increased concern
for environmental issues. Nominating
organizations have the opportunity to nominate individuals
for the Board of Directors of the Pike County Conservation
District. These nominated individuals can become District
Directors or Associate Directors.
Directors shape critical decisions about how Pike
County manages our community’s natural wealth- soils,
forests and woodlands, lakes and wetlands, rivers and
streams, and drinking water supplies.
The District welcomes the Hemlock Farms Conservancy. The
District also thanks all of our nominating organizations who
participate in the important process of nominating
individuals to serve the community and oversee the natural
resources of Pike County.
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