BLOOMING GROVE - The Pike County Conservation District will be sponsoring a “Realtors Workshop” for real estate professionals on Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Pike County Conservation District Education Building on state Route 402 in Blooming Grove. This workshop is specifically geared toward the real estate professional and will provide information on the value of conservation practices, the basics of environmental regulations and permitting requirements, liabilities of non-compliance and the programs and resources available to landowners. Scenic waterfalls, pristine streams and rivers, local parks and recreational areas, and state parks and forests are cornerstones for real estate promotion in our area. This workshop will assist real estate professionals in understanding the threats to these natural resources, the programs designed to protect them and their importance in supporting our quality of life. These professionals are often the first to interact with new and second homeowners and land purchasers or developers coming into Pike County from New York, New Jersey, and other metropolitan areas where more rural environmental management methods may be foreign. These new residents are often confronted with issues of which they have no prior knowledge or experience, including various regulatory requirements, the need for effective septic system maintenance and well head protection, contributions they may be making to non-point source pollution and what they can do to reduce or eliminate water resource impacts. With the information provided at this program, realtors can assist new residents by providing valuable information on some of these important issues making their transition to our rural area less daunting. Lunch will be included in this free program but space is limited - so register early. Please call 570-226-8220 to register for the program or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before Nov. 1.