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In Huntingdon County:

      Monthly District Board Meeting

      • Date: 8 am Thursday, July 11, 2019.    ***Please note date and time is changed due to the July 4th holiday***
      • Location: Huntingdon County Conservation District, 10605 Raystown Road, Huntingdon, PA
      • Public welcome

      Juniata River Cleanup

      • Date:  August 25, 2019, 9 AM - 2 PM
      • Location:  Meet at Main Street Cafe (Parking Lot), Alexandria, PA
      • Click Here for Details

      Tire Recycling Challenge

      • Date:  September 14, 2019, 8 AM - 12 Noon
      • Location:  Huntingdon Fairgrounds parking lot (lot closest to Mark's Brothers)
      • Click Here for Details

       

      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 fits 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