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Job Opportunity with PCCD - Resource Conservationist

Pike County Conservation District is accepting applications for a full-time Resource Conservationist. Position involves implementation of environmental regulatory and natural resource management programs and includes Erosion and Sediment Control plan review, inspection and compliance/enforcement activities and extensive contact with the public. Requires strong conservation ethic, communication skills, computer knowledge, math skills, organizational abilities, ability to read maps/construction plans. Knowledge of GIS and/or construction practices a plus. BS in Environmental Sciences or related field plus one to two years related experience. Salary plus County benefits package. Resume to Executive Director, 556 Rte. 402, Hawley, PA, 18428 or email scorrigan@pikepa.org by July 31, 2015.  Pike County is an EOE.


PCCD Environmental Education Project Grants:
Providing Assistance to Pike County Schools

 Wallenpaupack Middle School students along with their teacher Mrs. Lori Christopher and volunteer Master Gardener Bob Morgan provided the Conservation District Board with a presentation on how their school project utilized a $500 Environmental Education Project grant provided to them by the Conservation District in 2014. The funds were used to purchase of supplies for the Middle school garden and Junior Master Gardener Resources to assist students better understand gardening principles and techniques.

The garden was planted and is being maintained by the students in the sixth grade science classes. It will be maintained over the summer by student volunteers along with their families. When the students return to school in the fall for 7th grade, they will continue to reap the harvest of their efforts from the previous year’s growing season.

Left to right: Mrs. Christopher, Tim Stopyra (red team), Janelle Ortiz (purple team), Abigael McCue (blue team), Liam Smith (white team), and volunteer Master Gardener Bob Morgan.

2015 Conservation District Environmental Education Grants

The Conservation District Board at their June meeting awarded grants for two Environmental Education Projects for the 2015-2016 school year.  

Jennifer Peruso submitted an application on behalf of the Bushkill Elementary in the East Stroudsburg School District to build a vegetable garden in the school courtyard. Food grown in the garden will be donated to the local food pantry. Jennifer is pictured above with PCCD Board Chairman Scott Savini.

Ryan Delong submitted an application on behalf of the East Stroudsburg North High School to purchase and run a small greenhouse.  Native plants and  garden vegetables will be raised by students from the  Biology II and Environmental Science classes. Ryan is pictured above with PCCD Board Chairman Scott Savini.

2014 Water Quality DATA for Pike County Now Available

The District's Watershed Conservation efforts include a county-wide water quality monitoring program, watershed education, outreach and stewardship activities. The monitoring program was initiated in 1987 to assess and track surface water quality in rapidly developing Pike County. One of the first of Its kind among PA's 66 conservation districts, the program has evolved into a watershed-based tool for focusing attention on Pike County's High Quality and Exceptional Value waterways. Eighteen watersheds are monitored at baseline, non-point source and sewage treatment locations.

2014 Report Environmental Quality of Pike County Streams Using Bioassesment Techniques

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