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Conservation District Hosts a Municipal Workshop

Pike County Conservation District hosted a workshop on February  15, 2017 to discuss ways the Conservation District can work with the local municipalities to benefit residents. The workshop was held at the Best Western in Matamoras, PA. All Pike County Municipal officials were invited as well as representatives from the Pike County Office of Community Planning for the presentation and discussion. In attendance were representatives from Blooming Grove, Delaware, Dingman, Lackawaxen, Porter, and Shohola townships.

Executive Director Sally Corrigan provided a brief presentation about the programs and services offered by the District. The presentation highlighted not only the regulatory programs administered by the District, but also services such as grant writing assistance, technical guidance on municipal projects, and connecting municipalities with other environmental organizations in the region. After the presentation there was an open discussion on ways the District and Municipalities can work more efficiently to provide services to residents and visitors to Pike County. All in attendance agreed the relationship between the District and Municipalities is important to serve the residents of Pike County and is currently working well. Increased communication and training for Municipal staff members on District programs and services were identified as future goals to improve services for residents and visitors.