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.

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A workshop to show participants how to make cost-effective repairs and prevent repeat problems in the future, saving both time and money.  Cost is $5 per person

March 10, 2015, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Loyalhanna Watershed Association

110 Andi Lane, Ligonier

OR

March 12, 2015, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Allegheny Township Community Building

136 Community Building Road, Leechburg

Download registration form here.

Register online here:

https://wcd.wufoo.com/forms/p8qfxvq01mnsey/

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Partner Breakfast

The Westmoreland Conservation District hosted a Partner Breakfast on Dec. 2nd at the J. Roy Houston Conservation Center. Attendees enjoyed some locally raised and produced foods while talking about potential collaborations in 2015. This partner breakfast was sponsored by The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors – Laurel Highlands Chapter, The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc., and Dominion.

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!

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