Monday, February 22, 2021

Frye Family Farm Video Wins Westmoreland County First Place In PA Assn. Of Conservation Districts Contest

Westmoreland Conservation District has been awarded first place in a new statewide competition for the best general-information video in 2020. 

This CONDIVA award was presented in February by its creator, the PA Association of Conservation Districts.

The video features the Ralph Frye family farm in Pleasant Unity, known as Pleasant Lane Farms.  This long-time dairy farm was named the 2020 Conservation Farmer of the Year by the Westmoreland Conservation District.  Read more here.

The six-minute video shows the many conservation measures the Fryes have installed on that property over the past 50 years to improve their operation, and to benefit our region with cleaner streams, less erosion, and a productive farm operation.

The video received the highest score among the 32 submitted from across Pennsylvania (11.18 out of a possible 12), as judged by a panel of communication and education professionals from five U.S. and Pennsylvania conservation-related organizations:  the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Department of Environmental Protection, the State Conservation Commission, the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, and the Pennsylvania Envirothon.

Criteria included technical production value, presentation, and overall message effectiveness.

The video was professionally written and produced by Karen Jurkovic Communications of Greensburg, and Doug Webster, Sonoma CRM, of Murrysville.

Click Here to watch the video.

To learn more about programs, initiatives, upcoming events and assistance available to landowners, visit the Westmoreland Conservation District website.

Other Award Winners

The PA Association of Conservation Districts Building For Tomorrow program awarded a total eleven Conservation District Video Awards to recognize excellence in conservation district-produced video content in 2020.

Conservation district videos given recognition, include--

-- General Category Winner: Westmoreland County - Conservation Award Winning Frye Family Farm  

     -- Runner-up: Beaver County - Sedimentation - PA’s Number One Water Pollutant

     -- Runner-up: Berks County - Tulpehocken Creek

     -- Runner-up: Bradford County - Wood Chip Barnyard

-- PSA/Homeowner Category: Crawford  County - How Big Is An Acre?

     -- Runner-up: Elk County - Earth Day

     -- Runner-up: Potter County - Beneficial Weeds

-- K-12 Educational Category: Monroe County - Virtual Tour Of Tannersville Bog

     -- Runner-up: Wayne/Pike Counties Partnership - Macroinvertebrate Exploration

     -- Runner-up: Wyoming County - Bats

-- Special Award Winner: Crawford County - What In The World Is A Wetland?

Click Here for more information.

Related Articles:

-- PA Conservation Districts Highlight Vital Services That Kept Pennsylvania Running In 2020 

-- PA Assn. Of Conservation Districts Awards 38 Pollution Prevention Mini-Grants To Conservation Districts

-- PACD Building For Tomorrow 2020 Conservation District Education Video Award Winners

[Posted: February 22, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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