Oberlander earns conservation leadership award

State Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-63) received the 2019 Legislator Leadership Award at the awards luncheon held on July 17 in Williamsport. Those in attendance at the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts State Conservation Commission’s Conference were (from left) Dr. Robert Shannon, PACD North Central Region director; Greg Hostetter, deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; Charles Duritsa, PACD president; Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-63); Aneca Atkinson, deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and Brenda Shambaugh, PACD executive director.

Oberlander earns conservation district leadership award

HARRISBURG Representatives from across the commonwealth traveled to the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport for the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts State Conservation Commission's 72nd joint annual conference.

Several conservationists were recognized at an awards luncheon on July 17.

State Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-63) was awarded the Legislator Leadership Award during the awards luncheon held on July 17.

This award is presented to legislators recognized for their outstanding efforts to further the activities and accomplishments of the state's conservation districts or PACD on a statewide basis.

Oberlander supports conservation districts in a variety of ways including championing conservation district programs and grant applications in her area and on a statewide basis.

Her door is always open to district staff and directors, and she continuously reaches out to the districts to provide proper constituent services.

Additionally, Oberlander is always willing to provide legislative support to develop projects, grant proposals, or ask for support to sustain funding for conservation districts across the state.

Annually, Oberlander's office recognizes outstanding conservation efforts by agriculture producers, woodland managers, and Dirt and Gravel and Low Volume Road Program participants at conservation district award banquets and legislative events.

"Pennsylvania's 66 conservation districts and their partners work tirelessly to ensure we have enough clean water for future generations. Today, we took time to recognize some of these outstanding individuals," said Brenda Shambaugh, PACD executive director. "Congratulations to all these conservationists on this well-deserved recognition."

For more information about the work of the state's 66 conservation districts, visit http://www.pacd.org. You can also follow PACD on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/15aWrKi.