Molly Burns 
PA Association of Conservation Districts 


Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 9:00 AM EDT
Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 11:45 AM EDT

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Red Lion Harrisburg Hershey 
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

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Conference Highlights

Enhancing Soil Health to Meet Environmental and Farm Production Goals
Lisa Blazure, Soil Health Coordinator, Stroud Water Research Center
July 20, 2022 | 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

no-tillcorn.jpgAgricultural management decisions in a watershed have a huge influence on local stream health. This session will explore the practices that improve soil health, make the connection between healthy soils and water quality goals, and examine how these improvements can benefit farms by building resiliency and reducing expenses. We’ll also discuss how Pennsylvania is supporting farms undertaking the soil health transition and opportunities for local engagement.

Conservation Safaris that Matter: A Photo Journey
Sonia Wasco, PACD Treasurer and Lancaster County Conservation District Director
July 20, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Join PACD Treasurer Sonia Wasco on a photo journey through Zambia’s iconic South Luangwa National Park, an unrivalled wildlife experience in one of the last unspoiled wilderness regions of Africa—the very place where the African walking safari was pioneered. Sonia will also touch on how the Bushcamp Company’s local programs, supporting clean water and education for the local village, helped to make this a Safari that Matters.

Conference Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the conference? Click here to visit our sponsorship website.

Silver Sponsor

Octoraro Native Plant Nursery

PACD Executive Council

PACD is offering virtual attendance for the PACD Executive Council Meeting from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on July 21, 2022. Zoom registration information has been distributed to members and partners, and is available upon request. Please contact Molly Burns to request a Zoom registration link for PACD Executive Council.

View items for consideration at PACD Executive Council on July 21, 2022

Overnight Accomodations

PACD has a room block reserved at the Red Lion Harrisburg Hershey in Harrisburg.

Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Phone: 717.939.7841
Conference rate: $119.00 per night plus tax

Click here to reserve your room online

To reserve your room by phone, call 717.939.7841 and ask for the PACD Room Block before the room block expires on July 4, 2022. After July 4 regular hotel rates may apply. 

Additional hotel information:

  • Check-in 11 a.m. | Check-Out 4 p.m.
  • In-room mini-fridges and microwaves
  • Pet-friendly guest rooms ($25 daily pet fee)
  • An early checkout fee of $50 will be charged to any guest who checks out before their stated departure date


Register by July 8, 2022, to take advantage of the early-bird discount!

The last day to pre-register is July 15, 2022. After July 15, participants will have the option to register on-site at the conference on a space-available basis.

Register Now!REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received by the PACD office no later than July 15, 2022. Full payment for all registered meals and activities is expected for any cancellations received after July 15, 2022.