Ronald J Rohall webRon Rohall Appointed to State Conservation Commission

Congratulations to Ron Rohall, chairman of the District Board of Directors, on his recent gubernatorial appointment to the State Conservation Commission.

Ron will serve a four-year term on the 14-member commission, whose primary mission is to ensure the wise use of Pennsylvania’s natural resources.

The commission provides support and oversight to Pennsylvania’s 66 county conservation districts, including the Westmoreland Conservation District.

Rohall has been active for many years as a volunteer with the State Conservation Commission, as well as with the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts.  He has been a volunteer with the Westmoreland District for more than 20 years.

Dominion Group shot webThanks a million!

A team of 25 Dominion employees spent a day with us and the Westmoreland County Parks recently, and made a tremendous positive difference on our campus.

In Ann Rudd Saxman Nature Park and around GreenForge, these hard-working volunteers used hand tools and earth-moving equipment to maintain and freshen rain gardens; create a new channel to manage stormwater from parking lots and reduce erosion; excavate a walking path and a pad for a storage shed; restructure a head wall on a bridge; widen the pathway to a trail; and weed, prune and mulch the foundation landscape.

In addition to their generous donation of employee time and labor, the company also donated about $2,500 worth of material, including mulch and rip rap.

Among the hard-working volunteers was Diane Leopold, president of Dominion Energy.

We greatly appreciate this generous gift!

2014 Westmoreland Conservation District Award Presentations

Conservation Farmer of the Year Award 2014

(l-r) District Treasurer Conrad Donovan and Vice Chairman  Bill Doney present the Conservation Farmer of the Year Award to Barbara and David McMillan.

Learn more about the McMillans

J Roy Houston Convervation Partnership Award

(l-r) Peoples Gas Manager of Communications and Community Affairs Barry Kukovich and District Chairman Ron Rohall present the J. Roy Houston Conservation Partnership Award to Adam Eidemiller, Inc. Accepting the award are Lou Battistella, President; Brandon Battistella, Project Manager and Dan Painter, Secretary/Treasurer

Learn more about Adam Eidemiller, Inc.

Dorothy Stoner Hall of Honor

Former District Director Dorothy Stoner is inducted into the District’s Hall of Honor. Helping celebrate the occassion are District Director Fred Slezak (center left) and Dorothy’s children (l-r) Kathy Sage, Sam Stoner and Becky Kimmel.

Learn more about Dorothy Stoner




WCD 2013 Annual Report coverWhat conservation work is happening in your community?

Check out our new annual report and see.

We think you’ll be amazed at the number and variety of conservation projects under way in all parts of our county – from streambank fencing on farms in Derry Township…to erosion control at the Routes 119/819 cloverleaf project in Mount Pleasant Township.

New this year: Full-color maps, graphs and charts, as well as prose summaries of the major projects, give you a quick look at how and where the District and its partners are working to make sure everyone in our county can enjoy stable soils, healthy forests, clean streams, productive farms, and sustainable communities.


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