Conservation district reorganizes

SUNBURY - The Northumberland County Conservation District has an active agenda for 2014, including multiple farm projects, stream bank restoration projects along Little Shamokin Creek and updates to a passive mine treatment system on Carbon Run at Site 42 of Shamokin Creek.

The district will also be holding multiple meetings once again throughout the year to educate the agricultural community, municipalities, and contractors about the importance of protecting our natural resources. They include a Winter Forum on March 4, a workshop for consultants in late March and a Twilight Meeting for the agricultural community in the fall. Details on district events can be found online at

Representatives of the Department of Environmental Protection, Regional Director Marcus Kohl, Local Government Liaison Dan Vilello, and District Field Representative Bill Kahler were present to provide DEP's goals for 2014 in working with conservation districts.

Northumberland County Conservation District meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 12:30 p.m. December through April, and 7 p.m. from May through November.

(Note: A photograph of the reorganized board was published in Saturday's edition.)

Soldiers Circle committee meets Tuesday

SHAMOKIN - Soldiers Circle Veterans Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Knockers, Market Street.