SUNBURY - The Northumberland County Conservation District (NCCD) will hold its winter forum from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 at the Revival Tabernacle in Watsontown. The $10 registration fee includes morning refreshments, meeting materials and lunch.

This year, three concurrent sessions will be held covering topics affecting agriculture, contractors and municipalities.

Topics for the agriculture sessions are "The Fate of Pesticides in the Environment" and "Personal Protective Equipment for Ag Pesticide Applicators." Both are covered by Joel Imgrund, Penn State Extension Program assistant; the PA One Stop Online Program and "New and Emerging Weeds and Insects," presented by Dave

Hartman, Penn State Extension Educator. Attendees for these sessions will receive two category and two core credits.

Municipality session topics include "Act 167 and Municipalities," with presenter Timothy Knoebel, president of KPI Technology; "Dirt and Gravel Roads from a Township's Perspective," being presented by Jon Clemens, Shamokin Township roadmaster, and "Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the

Township and the Conservation District," by Judy Becker, district manager.

Contractors will be presented with topics on "Chapter 105 Updates and Information" and "A Virutal Site Visit Walk Through," both with Michael McCleary, NCCD erosion and sediment technician, and "New BMPs Approved by DEP" and "NPDES Permit Changes," both by Mark Lonergan, engineer with PA DEP.

Registration forms may be found online at, or you may contact the district office at 495-4665. The deadline to register is Feb. 22.

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