Molly Burns
PA Association of Conservation Districts
25 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1627 
717-238-7223  x10


Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM EDT
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT

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

Click here for directions to the hotel.


70th PACD/SCC Joint Annual Conference 

Registration for the Joint Annual Conference has begun! PACD continues to offer 100% online registration, which is both efficient and environmentally friendly. In addition, our new all-inclusive registration packages have streamlined the registration process and allows participants to register and pay for multiple people at once, rather than having to complete a separate registration for each person.

Photo USDA-NRCS photo by Catherine Ulitsky via Flickr (CC BY) Soil Health Tour
Thursday, July 13, from 1 PM to 4 PM

Join us on the second day of the conference for a special soil health tour of Hershey Farms in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Farmed by Jim Hershey, President of the No-Till Alliance of Pennsylvania, the farm uses cover cropping, interseeding, and no-till methods to encourage and maintain soil health. Look for feature articles in upcoming issues of the PACD Front Page e-newsletter for more details about the tour and other conference activities.

PACD and the SCC would like to extend our special thanks to Jim Hershey and Hershey Farms for making this tour possible.

USDA-NRCS photo by Catherine Ulitsky via Flickr (CC BY)

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Overnight Reservations

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

Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: 717.939.7841

Conference Rate: $89 plus tax before June 27, 2017
After June 27, 2017, regular rates may apply.

There are two ways to make your overnight reservations:

Make your reservations online by clicking here
(Be sure to modify Check In, Check Out, and Occupancy before adding to cart.)


Call 717.939.7841 and use reservation code PACD0711.

Executive Council Items

These items will come before PACD Executive Council on July 13, 2017, during the conference.

PACD asks each conservation district board to consider these proposals and ensure that the districts’s designated voting delegate comes to the meeting prepared to vote on these items and any amendments made from the council floor.

Items for PACD Executive Council

To register online, please click Register Now. You will have the option to pay with a credit card using PayPal or to pay by check.

Early bird deadline: June 16
Last day to preregister: June 30

REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received by the PACD office no later than June 30, 2017. Full payment for all registered meals and activities is expected for any cancellations received after June 30, 2017.

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