2019 Envirothon Winners Announced

Yough Senior High School was the winner of the Westmoreland County 2019 Envirothon.  This event, held at Twin Lakes County Park, featured 20 teams from 10 local high schools.  Teams tested their knowledge of the natural world to see who will represent Westmoreland County at the state competition on May 21 and 22 at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.  More…

First Place Winners –  Yough Senior High School (l-r) – Drake Croushure, Mason Brunson, Alex Kohuth, Tyler Trayter, Cameron Hopkin.   Kneeling is team advisor, Greg King

Left to right: Davitt Woodwell, President of PA Environmental Council; Chelsea Walker, WCD Watershed Specialist; Lauren Imgrund, Deputy Secretary for Conservation and Technical Services, DCNR; Patrick McDonnell, Secretary, DEP; Ron Rohall, WCD Chairman

District Video Receives a 2019 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

The District received a 2019 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for its educational video: Stormwater Basin Retrofitting.  The two-part video, which discusses the design, assessment, retrofitting, and maintenance of stormwater basins, was produced by watershed specialist Chelsea Walker and filmed by Anne Daymut, watershed coordinator for Western PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation.  It was funded by a grant from the PA Association of Conservation Districts, Inc., through a grant from the PA DEP under section 319 of the Clean Water Act administered by the EPA.

On hand to accept the award at a special awards program in Harrisburg were Chelsea Walker and Ron Rohall.

Stormwater Basin Retrofitting Part One

Stormwater Basin Retrofitting Part Two

2019 Engineers’ Workshop Presentations are now available.

See them here.

Attention:  Use this NEW FORM for Timber Harvest E&S Plans

Recent changes in the Pennsylvania Code that governs erosion and sediment control (Title 25, PA Chapter 102), mean that there is a new form that must be completed for timber harvests.