The Erosion and Sediment Manual trainings, which began in August 2012, will continue the next sessions taking place May 15-16, 2013, at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in northeastern PA and May 29-30, 2013, at Villanova University in the southeast. These two-day extensive trainings will allow attendees to pose questions about the latest manual and further their understanding for work in their communities. The training cost is $300 and covers all materials, including the current E&S manual, and meals. All attendees, who complete the training, will receive a certificate noting they have obtained 12 professional development hours for their participation. For further information on either session, contact Brandi Hunter-Davenport, PACD Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-238-7223.
The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) works to enhance locally led efforts that support the wise use of the state’s natural resources. The PACD primarily serves as the collective voice for Pennsylvania’s 66 county conservation districts. Over the years the Association has played an integral part in shaping the modern conservation district by providing advocacy, education and training, program coordination and facilitation to districts and their constituents.
Each Conservation District is led by a Board of Directors made up of local people from all walks of life. These volunteers study county natural resource issues and make decisions which enhance and protect the local community. Contact your local Conservation District for information on programs in your area and ways to become involved in local conservation efforts.