Thursday, January 2, 2020

Pike Conservation District Accepting Applications For Environmental Ed Grant; Listen To District's First Podcast

The Pike County Conservation District is now accepting applications for a $500 Environmental Education Grant for teacher/classrooms or youth organizations to fund project that complement the mission of the District.
The deadline for applications is May 3 for project start-ups in the Fall.
Pike County Conservation District is committed to natural resources conservation through leadership, education, technical assistance, planning and enforcement to ensure the long term protection and sustainable use of Pike County’s natural resources and implementation of environmentally sound development and land use practices.
Since 2005, this program has reached over 3,000 students and awarded over $8,000 to all three School Districts in Pike County for a variety of projects. 
These projects have included the purchase of equipment to support sampling for the Rusty Crayfish invasive species, The Overuse of Plastic Bags, three habitat rehabilitation projects, a nature trail sign installation, a Trout in the Classroom Project, the Seven Wonders of Pike County Project, and Lehman Intermediate Outdoor Learning Station.
Projects can include, but are not limited to: the use of audio, visual or other media to address a local environmental issues or concerns, habitat rehabilitation, native plant garden and land use planning demonstration models. 
The District encourages stewardship efforts to protect and preserve Pike County’s natural resources.
District’s First Podcast
Pike County Conservation District has started a new Conservation Cast podcast series for  Pike County Residents that want to learn more about our environment.
In our first few episodes, we will discuss the ways that local homes have an impact on the watershed they are in. 
Future topics include private wells and groundwater, best management practices for stormwater, and maintaining an on-lot septic system.
Financial and other support for the Conservation Cast has been provided by the Department of Environmental Protection’s 2019 Environmental Education Grants Program. 
The District hopes you tune in to learn about the water, and the world around you right here in NEPA.
For more information on the assistance available to landowners, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the Pike County Conservation District website.  Click Here to sign up for their monthly eNewsletter.
(Photo: Previous winners of environmental education grant.)
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Thank You To Bob Engvaldsen For His 20 Years Of Service On The District Board

(Reprinted from the January District eNewsletter.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)
[Posted: January 2, 2020]

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