Accomplishments Recognized at the District’s 2016 Awards Reception


Conservation Farmers of the Year: The Stahl Family

The Stahl family of Smithton have been farming for three generations and have turned 160 tough acres into a model conservation farm. Some of the many conservation practices they’ve installed include: contour strips, diversion ditches, underground drains, rock outlets, rotational grazing pastures, and a roofed, heavy use area.  More
Attending the ceremony to receive their award were (l-r): Nathan Fink; and Melissa, Bonny, Duane, Liz and Jason Stahl. Presenting the award are Westmoreland Conservation District farmer board members Bill Doney and Conrad Donovan.


J. Roy Houston Conservation Partner of the Year: Larry Larese

As Westmoreland County’s top economic development planner for 39 years, Larry Larese did much to encourage economic development and jobs. He also did a great number of things for conservation — including bringing safe drinking water to area communities, serving on the board of the Turtle Creek Watershed Association, incorporating open space and stormwater management into the county’s 16 industrial parks, leading the county’s first comprehensive plan, and helping to form the Westmoreland Land Trust.  More…
Pictured with Larry (center) are (l-r): District board members Commissioner Ted Kopas and Chuck Duritsa, Betsey Larese, and Barry Kukovich of Peoples Natural Gas, sponsor of the award.

Construction Site Demonstration Day

Stay current with new technologies – Prevent erosion – Avoid construction delays – Win the bid!


October 21, 2016

7:30 a.m. – Noon

J. Roy Houston Conservation Center, Greensburg

Construction Site Demonstration Day will feature a mix of classroom and field instruction that will show you the proper installation and use of several lesser known erosion and sediment control.  Company representatives and district staff will be on hand to provide instruction on device installation and answer your technical questions.

Deadline to register is Oct. 14.

Cost is $25, which includes a hot breakfast and certificate of completion.

Register online or

download this form and mail your registration.





Attention Engineers/NPDES Plan Preparers!

Please click here and print out this page and include it with the “NEW” NPDES Permit Submissions Effective Immediately.

Terminating Const Permits titleAttention Engineers and Planners

Here is a PDF of a helpful Powerpoint presentation on terminating stormwater construction permits.

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