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 Year In Review

Click the link above to see our 2018 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! 


2018 Winner: 
Team Hellbenders from West Perry

2018 T-Shirt Design Winner: 
Seth Radel from Greenwood


 2018 Envirothon
The District sponsors the Perry County
Envirothon each year. The event is held
at several different locations throughout
Perry County.  In 2018, it was held at
the Perry County Recreation Association in Duncannon. 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 
Hellbenders from West Perry. Our
T-Shirt Design Contest winner was
Seth Radel from Greenwood. 
[Read more about the Envirothon]   




2018 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!


2018 Land Judging
The 2018 Land Judging Contest was held at the Byers Farm just outside of Liverpool, home of Lloyd and Sue Byers. 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. Garrett Beal, of West Perry, came in first place and took home the Steel Trowel Trophy! Second place went to Landon Hall and third place went to Ethan Brummer both of Greenwood.  [Read more about the Land Judging Contest]

(Pictured Left) Students learn how to texture soil at the NRCS Demo Pit led by Ashley Lenig.

(Pictured Right)  Lloyd and Sue Byers, Board Chairman Oscar Campbell, Commissioner Stephen Naylor,
Garrett Beal (1st Place winner) Representative Mark Keller,
Landon Hall (2nd Place winner), and Ethan Brummer (3rd Place winner).


2018 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 2018, the banquet was held at the Highland Presbyterian Church in Newport. Longtime Board Members Oscar Campbell and Mel Weaver were recognized for their many years of dedication and service to the Conservation District Board.


Board Chairman Oscar Campbell was recognized for his 25 years of leadership and service to the District Board by Commissioner Stephen Naylor and Representative Mark Keller.
Board Member Mel Weaver was recognized for his 30 years of service to the District Board.