The District holds an annual tree sale to promote native tree plantings, to improve backyard habitat, and to offer trees at an affordable price. Proceeds go toward funding environmental education programs. Over 3,000 trees are sold each year. Thank you for your continued support!
Team Reigning Champs from West Perry
2017 T-Shirt Design Winner:
Seth Radel from Greenwood
2017 EnvirothonThe District sponsors the Perry County
Envirothon each year. The event is held
at several different locations throughout
Perry County. In 2017, it was held at
the Ickesburg Sportsmens Association in Ickesburg. Teams from Newport,
Susquenita, West Perry, and Greenwood
school districts along with homeschool
students competed for the traveling
trophy. It was taken home by Team
Reigning Champs from West Perry. Our
T-Shirt Design Contest winner was
Seth Radel from Greenwood.
[Read more about the Envirothon]
2017 Perry County Fair
The District once again had a display at the Perry
County Fair. This year our theme was 'Better Buffers Make Better Streams'. The display highlighted the No-Till Drill Program, Nutrient Management, Dirt & Gravel Road Projects, Keep Perry County Beautiful Clean-Ups, the SCOPE Program, and NRCS Resources. Thank you for stopping by!
2017 Land Judging
The 2017 Land Judging Contest was held at Martz Farm just outside of Duncannon, home of Ken Martz and family. Students from Newport, West Perry, Susquenita, Greenwood and a handful of homeschool students competed. Presentations in evaluating soils, the importance of cover crops, and conservation practices were given by Ashley Lenig and Don Graybill of NRCS, Liz Bosak of Penn State Extension, and Dave McLaughlin of the Conservation District Board of Directors. Garrett Beal, of West Perry, came in first place and took home the Steel Trowel Trophy! Second place went to Jared Foster of West Perry and third place went to Brie Hess of Greenwood. [Read more about the Land Judging Contest]
(Pictured Right) PCCD Board Chairman Oscar Campbell, Senator John DiSanto,
Garrett Beal (1st Place winner) Representative Mark Keller,
and Commissioner Stephen Naylor.
(Pictured Left) Students learn how to texture soil at the NRCS Demo Pit led by Ashley Lenig and Don Graybill.
2017 Annual Banquet
The District holds an annual banquet to review the year’s accomplishments, to plan for the future, and to show appreciation to the District’s cooperating agency members. In 2017, the banquet was held at the Landisburg Fire Company in Landisburg. Longtime Board Member, Nevin Rice, was recognized for his many years of dedication and service to the Conservation District.
(Pictured Left L to R) Board Chairman Oscar Campbell, Commissioner Stephen Naylor, Board Member Nevin Rice, and District Manager Sally Tengeres.