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Conservation District receives appreciation award

July 23, 2012

Photo by Gian DeLoia - The Elk County Conservation District was recognized for its 50 years of service during a conference held in Scranton. Shown, front row, from left, are Watershed Specialist Kim Bonfardine, Secretary Diane Myers and Ron McMinn; back row, from left, Michael Hovatter, Chairman Russ Braun, Vice Chairman Joe Labant, District Manager Steve Putt, Elk County Commissioner Janis Kemmer, Randy Gradizzi and Jerry Olson.

The Elk County Conservation District was recognized for its 50 years of service during a two-day annual joint conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts and the State Conservation Commission.
District Manager Steve Putt reported attending a conference held in Scranton on July 9 and 10 to accept the Award of Appreciation.
"At the conference they recognized a few districts, including us," Putt said. "This is our 50th anniversary, so they gave us this certificate to honor those 50 years."
Putt said he was also recognized for his 10-plus years of service with conservation districts.

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