Friday, April 21, 2017

PACD: Support Local Conservation, Celebrate Conservation District Week April 23-30

The Senate and the House declared April 23-30, 2017 as “Conservation District Week.” The dates coincide with Earth Day-- April 22-- events and celebrations, according to the PA Association of Conservation Districts.
Each county has a conservation district office except Philadelphia. These offices have volunteer directors and staff who focus on local conservation issues.
These are your neighbors who are working to ensure there is enough clean water. They also make sure we have healthy soil for the future. That is something to celebrate!
“We are excited to celebrate Conservation District Week,” said Brenda J. Shambaugh, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts. “We must support our conservation districts so they can protect our local areas.”
During Conservation District Week, offices across the state will hold events. These events will show the projects they work on every day that control pollution. Working together, citizens can ensure there is enough funding for conservation districts.
House Budget Cuts District Funding
The proposed FY 2017-18 budget adopted by the House would appropriate less money in for county conservation districts this year. Please support conservation by asking your legislators to fully fund conservation districts. (Click Here to find your legislator.)
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the PA Association of Conservation Districts website.

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