Workshop to cover conservation topics that affect local realtors

Hawley. Realtors will learn how to answer their clients' basic questions related to conservation and permits. Topics will include local watersheds and water systems, wetlands, earth disturbance, dams, ponds, forestry, and agriculture.

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11 Feb 2020 | 05:07

The conservation districts of Pike and Wayne counties will host a workshop for local realtors about the basic conservation issues that can affect someone buying a home in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The March 5 workshop at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Education Center will include speakers from both conservation districts along with guest speakers. Realtors will learn how to answer basic questions related to conservation and permits when clients are looking at new homes or properties.

The workshop will begin with an overview of local watersheds and water systems. Resource conservationists will then talk about wetlands, waterway encroachments, general permits, earth disturbance, dams, ponds, residential water resources, forestry, and agriculture.

Geologist Brain Oram from B.F. Environmental Consultants and the Keystone Clean Water Team will discuss on-lot septic systems and private wells.

Coffee will be offered at registration, and lunch will be provided. Reservations are $15 and due by Feb. 28. To register, call Pike County Conservation District at 570-226-8220 or email pikecd@pikepa.org.

Essential information:
What: Workshop: Resource Conservation Issues Affecting Local Realty
When: Thursday, March 5, with registration to begin at 8 a.m. and the program to conclude after lunch. The snow date is Monday, March 9.
Where: Wallenpaupack Environmental Education Center, Hawley
How much: $15 per person
Registration: Call the Pike County Conservation District at 570-226-8220 or email pikecd@pikepa.org by Feb. 28.