Upcoming Roads Program Meeting and Training

There are two upcoming events for municipalities interested in the district’s Dirt, Gravel, & Low Volume Roads Program.  The program provides grants to municipalities for environmental sensitive maintenance/repair practices on dirt, gravel and low-volume paved roads.

  • April 30th:  General Informational Meeting about recent changes to the Roads Program and upcoming grant opportunities.
    • The meeting will be held at the Back Mountain Regional Emergency Management Agency building on State Route 118 near Dallas.
    • Start time: 9:00 AM
    • Registration is free, but attendees must register by contacting Mike Schlauch at mike@luzcd.org or 570-779-0732 ext. 104 no later than Friday April 24, 2015.  
    • Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

 

  • May 26th-27th:  Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance Training at the Woodlands Inn & Resort in Wilkes-Barre
    • In order to be eligible for consideration, grant applicants must have a representative who has attended this training within the last 5 years in order to be eligible for funding.
    • The person overseeing the implementation of the road project should have ESM training.
    • Click here for more information about the training and to register online.
    • To check if your representative’s training is still valid (within the last 5 years), contact Mike Schlauch at 570-779-0732 ext. 104

Kid’s Trout Fishing Day – Saturday, May 16, 2015

brown trout2Our friends at the Nanticoke Conservation Club are sponsoring a Kid’s Trout Fishing Day on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  It will be held on Harvey’s Creek along Route 29 at the large pull off area approximately 1.5 miles from Route 11 in West Nanticoke.  Preregistration is required for the event, which is open to children 15 and under.  They will stock brook trout in the designated area and allow CHILDREN ONLY to fish for 3 trout.

Other details:

  • The cost is free.  The club will be selling hotdogs and sodas for $1 each.
  • There will be a registration limit on the number of children set at 100 participants.
  • The event begins at 8:00 am., with staggered start times for all children based on age brackets:  8:00 am for 7 years of age and under, 8:30 am for ages 11 to 8, and 9:00 am for 15 to 12 years of age.  Start times are staggered only, ALL children may continue to fish throughout the morning.
  • Children must be supervised by an adult while fishing.  The adult does not require a PA trout stamp while assisting children.
  • Club members will be available with nets as required.
  • Bait will be supplied for this event for free.
  • Please arrive a half hour before your child’s start time for check in.

To register, please email the following to nanticokeconservationclub@msn.com :

Child’s name and age
Adult’s name and phone number
Additional emergency contact and phone number

Accepting Bids for Ag BMP Project

The Luzerne Conservation District is requesting bids for the Moyer Animal Heavy Use Area Project.  This agricultural conservation project at a farm in Hollenback Township, Luzerne County consists of a roofed, concrete stabilized Animal Heavy Use Area.

Click here for more information.

Bids must be received by 10:00 A.M. on Monday, March 30, 2015.

Soil Health Breakfast Set for February 17th

soil_managementThe Luzerne Conservation District is hosting a “Soil Health Breakfast” on Tuesday, February 17th at Tom’s Kitchen on Route 93 near Conyngham.  We invite agricultural growers in the area for an opportunity to network about soil health, cover crops, no-till and related topics.  The meeting will be 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.  Guest speaker Gerard Troisi, a consultant with Upper Susquehanna Crop Management Associates, will be talking about “Planting Green” and on-farm examples of using the Haney Soil Test to manage soil health.

For questions or to register please contact Amy Salansky at 570-779-0732 ext. 110.

Municipal, Engineers, & Contractors Conservation Workshop Set for 2/20/15

The Luzerne Conservation District is hosting a Conservation Workshop for Municipal workers & officials, Engineers and Contractors in Luzerne and surrounding counties.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide the latest information on soil and water issues and requirements.

The workshop is scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus banquet facility in Luzerne, PA.  Click below for more information:

AGENDA & GENERAL REGISTRATION FORM

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FORM

Our Mission:
Conserving land and water resources in Luzerne County by promoting public awareness, providing technical assistance, and encouraging regulatory compliance.