News & Events:

Upcoming Meetings, Conferences, Workshops & Volunteer Opportunities:


In Huntingdon County:

  • Monthly District Board Meeting
    • Date: Thursday, May 3, 8AM Location: 10605 Raystown Road, Huntingdon County Conservation District, Huntingdon, PA
    • Public welcome
      • Lake Raystown Cleanup
        • Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2018 8AM-12PM     Location: Tatman Run
        • Volunteers will be provided gloves, bags and will be treated to breakfast and a pulled pork lunch. In an effort to reduce the use of plastic at the cleanup site, volunteers are encouraged to bring a bucket or reusable bag, and a reusable water bottle. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, a hat, and sunscreen and should be prepared to work outside.
        • **USACE is especially in need of volunteer boats and operators to transport volunteers and bags of trash that will be collected. All interested volunteers should contact Park Ranger Alicia Palmer at (814) 658-6812, or by e-mail at alicia.e.palmer@usace.army.mil to register and receive additional information.

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      Your District at Work:


      Ag BMPs in Impaired Watersheds – Phase II

      Growing Greener Project #4100070417

      Sponsor: Huntingdon County Conservation District

       

      Project Description:  Warrior’s Mark Run is an impaired stream in Huntingdon County due to grazing related agriculture.  It is also classified as a High Quality Cold Water Fishery.  For this project, two farms were identified where cattle had unrestricted access to Warrior’s Mark Run and where the streambanks were eroding.  This project fit within the larger goal of restoring this stream.

      Goals:  to reduce nutrient and nutrient inputs into Warrior’s Mark Run by eliminating unrestricted cattle access to the stream on two farms and to improve streambanks on one farm by building restoration structures.

      Results:  5423 feet of streambank fence was installed in two pastures, 5 stabilized crossings were installed to provide water access for cattle, and streambank restoration structures were installed (2 log cross vanes, 1 rock cross vane, 286 feet of toe wood, and 978 feet of mudsill).

      Photos:

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      Costs:  $54,635 in Growing Greener funds, with an additional $56,743.96 in documented in-kind from project sponsor and partners.

      Lessons Learned: Large pastures need an increased number of cattle access areas to provide adequate water for the cattle

      Partners: The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Foundation for California University of PA