Local officials learn about protecting Pike's natural resources

Lords Valley. Conservation district reps offer help with permits, road repairs, and erosion, conduct survey on solid waste and recycling.

  • Bob Myers, Shohola Township; Penney Luhrs, Milford Township; Cheryl Schmitt, Porter Township; JoAnn Rose, Palmyra Township and Pike County Conservation District Associate Director; Krista Predmore, Delaware Township; Joanna Donahue, Blooming Grove Township; Ken Coutts, Palmyra Township and PCCD director; Michele Long, PCCD executive director; Ellen Enslin, PCCD senior resource conservationist; Chris Ingulli, PCCD administrative manager; Stanley Whittaker, Lehman Township; Jerry Dotey, Westfall Township; George Schmitt, Porter Township; Nick Mazza, Blooming Grove Township; Tim Rohner, Lehman Township; Bill Schneider, Westfall Township; Mike Mrozinski, Pike County planning director. (Photo provided)

Representatives from nine of Pike County’s 13 municipalities learned about the services available to them from the Pike County Conservation District.

At the May 23 "Lunch and Learn" workshop held at the Pike County Training Center, Michele Long, executive director of the conservation district, gave an overview of the district’s mission and core programs, such as erosion control, waterways permitting, and the dirt, gravel, and low-volume road program that funds local road repairs to improve stormwater management.

Ellen Enslin, senior resource conservationist, outlined the types of permit-related correspondence shared with municipalities. Chris Ingulli, administrative manager, discussed inspection reports.

Mike Mrozinski, planning director, spoke about the county’s solid waste and recycling survey now underway. The online survey may be accessed at

“This was a productive morning of networking and information sharing aimed at protecting Pike County’s natural resources,” said Long.

For more information visit or call 570-226-8220.

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