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 Year In Review

      bundles of trees                                                     
Click Here to see our 2016 Annual Report.

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! 


2016 Winner: 
Team Silty Loam from West Perry

2016 T-Shirt Design Winner:
Colin Mather from Greenwood




2016 Envirothon
The District sponsors the Perry County
Envirothon each year. The event is held
at several different locations throughout
Perry County.  In 2016, it was held at
Little Buffalo State Park, just outside of
Newport. 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
Silty Loam from West Perry. Our
T-Shirt Design Contest winner was
Colin Mather from Greenwood. 
[Read more about the Envirothon]   




2016 Perry County Fair
The District once again had a display at the Perry
County Fair. This year our theme was 'Current Activities'. 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!


2016 Land Judging
The 2016 Land Judging Contest was held at Liberty Hill Farm just outside of Ickesburg, home of Dave Swartz 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 Alexis Tirado of NRCS, Dave Swartz and Liz Bosak of Penn State Extension, and Dave McLaughlin of the Conservation District Board of Directors. Jared Foster, of West Perry, came in first place and took home the Steel Trowel Trophy! Second place went to Caleb Radel and third place went to Andy Loy (Both of Greenwood).  [Read more about the Land Judging Contest]

               And the winner is.....Jared Foster! 
        (L to R: Oscar Campbell, Jared Foster, 
         and Commissioner Stephen Naylor.)
2016 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 2016, the banquet was held at the Highland Presbyterian Church in Newport. Longtime Board Member, Thomas Balthaser, was recognized for his many years of dedication and service to the Conservation District. 


(Pictured Left L to R: Melvin Weaver, Lloyd Byers, Stephen Naylor, William Shilling,
Nevin Rice, Michael Clark, Ken Martz, and Oscar Campbell. Pictured Right L to R: Oscar Campbell, Thomas Balthaser, and Stephen Naylor)