HARRISBURG – The state Senate this week recognized April 18th-24th, 2021, as “Conservation District Week” in Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who sponsored a Senate Resolution, along with Sen. Elder Vogel (R-47).
“Through leadership, education and planning, our county conservation districts are committed to protecting our natural resources,” said Sen. Yaw, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. “They are the boots on the ground when it comes to conserving our natural resources and developing programs and projects consistent with environmental stewardship. I am proud to extend warm wishes to our county conservation districts and recognize the week of April 18th as ‘Conservation District Week’ in Pennsylvania.”
“Conservation district staff work every day to make a difference for Pennsylvanians,” said Brenda J. Shambaugh, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts. “Conservation District Week is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase conservation district projects across the state.”
During this week, conservation districts across the state hold events and meet with legislators in their home county. These volunteer directors and staff address conservation concerns in their community.
PACD 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.
The PACD has earned a reputation for effectively tackling new challenges, working directly with private organizations, business and industry partners, and many federal and state agencies. Through a statewide network, the PACD leadership supports a multitude of locally led conservation efforts and stands ready to address future issues.
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