District acquires bulk material spreader to rent

The Lackawanna County Conservation District has purchased a Stoltzfus Redhawk, 5 ton capacity, bulk material spreader to rent out to our agricultural community!

Although the primary purpose of the machine is to apply agricultural lime, it can also be used for spreading commercial fertilizer, compost, wood shavings, and other materials that may provide an agronomic benefit to soils. This will provide a direct economic benefit to our farming community, while at the same time improving soil health and nutrient management!

As with our no-till drill rental program, the spreader will be rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Rental rate of the machine is $150.00 per day for use in Lackawanna County. Additional towing fees will apply for out-of-county users.

For more information or to rent the spreader, please contact Eric Johnson at 570-382-3086 or [email protected].

2017 Seedling Order Form

2017 Order Form

Lackawanna County Conservation District Receives Environment Education Grant

The Lackawanna County Conservation District received a $2,373 environmental education grant from The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to plant habitat gardens at Riverside East and Carbondale Area elementary schools. The students were involved in the design and planting phases of the project, which provided an opportunity for them to learn about local wildlife and the surrounding habitat. In Carbondale, high school students worked with the elementary youngsters on the project and J.S. Wright Excavating and Underground Utilities of Carbondale donated time and equipment for the venture. At Riverside East, students, parents and community volunteers worked on the garden project, and Rich Grzyboski Landscaping of Moosic donated mulch and top soil.

l-r, Cheryl Nolan, Lackawanna County Conservation District Water Shed Specialist; Patrick Durkin and Josh Scombordi, Carbondale Area students; Jerry Stiles, Lackawanna County Conservation District Manager; and Lackawanna County Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Patrick M. O’Malley, and Corey D. O’Brien.

Lange Memorial Scholarship Recipients

The Board of the Lackawanna County Conservation District Board of Directors recently (July 19) awarded the Nancy and William Lange Memorial scholarships to Emily Smith and Brittany Timinski of the North Pocono School District. Ms. Smith and Ms. Timinski are both enrolled at Wilkes University and they will be majoring in Environmental Engineering. L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Ms. Smith, Conservation District Manager Jerry Stiles, Ms. Timinski, and Conservation District Board Chairman Jay Clymer.