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Year In Review
 

 Year In Review

 
                                                           
2020 Annual Report_PCCD_FINAL.pdf2020 Annual Report_PCCD_FINAL.pdf
Click the link above to see our 2020 Annual Report.


bundles of trees
Annual Tree Sale
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! 
 

  


2019 Winner: 
Team Hellbenders from West Perry


2019 T-Shirt Design Winner: 
Sarah Radel from Greenwood

 

 2019 Envirothon
The District sponsors the Perry County
Envirothon each year. The event is held
at several different locations throughout
Perry County.  In 2019, it was held at
Big Spring State Park - Bureau of Forestry in Blain, PA. High school student teams in grades 9-12 from Newport,
Susquenita, West Perry, and Greenwood
school districts along with homeschool
students competed for the traveling
trophy. It was taken home by Team 
Misbehaved Basses from West Perry. Our
T-Shirt Design Contest winner was
Sarah Radel from Greenwood. 
 
[Read more about the Envirothon]   

 

  

 


2019 Perry County Fair
The District once again had a display at the Perry
County Fair. This year our theme was 'Going Beyond Compliance & Best Management Practices'. The display highlighted the Lyon's Family Dairy Farm near Blain with an overview of their structural and planted BMPs.
Flyers and handouts were also provided for the No-Till Drill Program, Nutrient Management, Dirt & Gravel Road Projects, Keep Perry County Beautiful Clean-Ups, and NRCS Resources. Thank you for stopping by!

                         

 
 
2019 Land Judging
The 2019 Land Judging Contest was held at the Campbell Farm, home of Oscar and Winnie Campbell. 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 Kevin Morgan and Don Graybill of NRCS. Caleb Radel, of Greenwood, came in first place and took home the Steel Trowel Trophy! Second place went to Landon Hall of Greenwood, and third place went to Nevaeh Kitner of West Perry.  [Read more about the Land Judging Contest]
              



(Pictured Left) Students learn how to texture soil at the NRCS Demo Pit led by Kevin Morgan and Don Graybill.

(Pictured Right)  Winnie Campbell, Sarah Keller of Senator John DiSanto's Office, Representative Mark Keller, Nevaeh Kitner (3rd Place winner), Landon Hall (2nd Place winner), Caleb Radel, 1st Place winner), Commissioner Stephen Naylor, and District Board Chairman Oscar Campbell.
 

 
2019 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 2019, the banquet was held at the Highland Presbyterian Church in Newport. 
Jonas Stoltzfus was recognized for his 30 years of commitment and dedication to the Perry County Farmland Preservation Board. Board Member Ken Martz was recognized for his five years of service to the Conservation District Board and departing County Commissioner Stephen Naylor was recognized for his service to the District Board since elected in 2007.