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Bedford County Conservation District website.
Bedford County Conservation District
702 West Pitt Street, Suites 3 and 4
Bedford, PA 15522
Conservation District Board meetings are regularly held at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of the month, at the Conservation District office.
Next District Board meeting: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Envionmental Emergency Hotline - 877-333-1904
Added link to DEP information about storm and flood damage to column at left. (or CLICK HERE). Scroll down after opening link to find Fact Sheets on a number of topics relevant to safety and recovery after storm and flood damage.
Conservation District News
CONSERVATION DISTRICT DIRECTORS AND STAFF TRAINING RESOURCES - The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation District Leadership Development Council website houses resources for director and staff training. CLICK HERE
Arbor Day Programs
Arbor Day programs for 3rd and 4th grade students in Bedford County are being scheduled for April 13, 14, and 15. Teachers interested in having a program should call Regina at 814-623-8099.
Conservation Districts Sustain Agriculture: A Farmer's Story - A YouTube video telling the story of a dairy farmer in Perry County and his work with the county conservation district. CLICK HERE
Rivers Conservation Camp Announced
The Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp is looking for students to attend the 20th Rivers Conservation Camp.
The Camp will be held June 15 - 20, 2014, at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA. The camp begins on a Sunday and ends the following Friday.
The highly structured curriculum is based on college level classes. Students are instructed in ecology, aquatic biology, geology, hydrogeology, erosion and sedimentation control, ichthyology, riparian corridor protection, watershed management, entomology, and much more. Students also participate in a hands-on stream habitat improvement project. But it’s not all work. There are 10 fishing sessions and fly tying instruction. Over 30 instructors, all experts in their field, teach the various classes.
Admission will be limited to 32 selected qualified students, ages 14 to 17. The applicants must have been born between June 20, 1996, and June 15, 2000. The 32 students will be selected through an application process where they must state why they want to attend camp. The competition for admission is fierce.
The camp tuition is $350 per student for the entire week. All meals and accommodations are included for the residence camp. A student need not be an accomplished fly fisher or a budding aquatic biologist to attend. All the student needs is to be highly motivated and willing to learn.
The Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp was founded in 1995 through the efforts of the late Dr. John R. “Jack” Beck and the late Enoch S. “Inky” Moore, Jr., Pennsylvania Fish Commissioner. Their goal was to select 32 teenagers each year who were the leaders in their class. The thought is that today’s leaders in high school become the leader of tomorrow’s communities. In a few short years, they will be the bankers, lawyers, realtors, municipal officials and the leaders in their communities. If the camp can implant a kernel of knowledge in today’s students about the importance of clean water, when those students become the decision makers in their communities, it may have a positive impact on how water resources are used.
The camp began accepting applications for the 2014 camp on November 1, 2013, and all applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2014. For a camp brochure, an application, or for more information, visit the camp website at www.riverscamp.com<http://www.riverscamp.com/>. Applications or questions may be submitted via US mail or via email to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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