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February 6, 2013

Conservation District Forum Event for Farmers, Contractors, and Municipalities

SUNBURY — The Northumberland County Conservation District (NCCD) is holding its Winter Forum from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 at the Revival Tabernacle in Watsontown. Registration cost is $10, which includes morning refreshments, meeting materials, and lunch. This year, three concurrent sessions are being held covering topics affecting agriculture, contractors, and municipalities.

Topics for the agriculture sessions include “the Fate of Pesticides in the Environment” and “Personal Protective Equipment for Ag Pesticide Applicators,” both being covered by Joel Imgrund, Penn State Extension program assistant; the PA One Stop Online Program; and “New and Emerging Weeds and Insects,” presented by Dave Hartman, Penn State Extension educator. Attendees for these sessions will receive two category and two core credits.

Municipality session topics include “Act 167 and Municipalities,” with presenter Timothy Knoebel, P.E., president of KPI Technology; “Dirt and Gravel Roads from a Township’s Perspective,” being presented by Jon Clemens, Shamokin Township roadmaster; and “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Township and the Conservation District,” by Judy Becker, district manager.

Contractors will be presented with topics on “Chapter 105 Updates and Information” and “A Virutal Site Visit Walk Through,” both with Michael McCleary, NCCD erosion and sediment technician; and “New BMPs Approved by DEP” and “NPDES Permit Changes,” both by Mark Lonergan, engineer with PA DEP.

Registration forms may be found online at, or contact the district office at 495-4665. The deadline to register is Feb. 22.

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