2016 Earth Day at Cook Forest State Park
Nature walks, a soils pit, hip waders, kick nets and wildlife skins were all part of the Clarion County Earth Day celebration at Cook Forest State Park on April 28th. Over 150 students from Clarion, Venango, and Forest County schools attended the day-long event. Lessons were presented by the Clarion Conservation District, DCNR, NRCS, PAGC, Iron Furnace TU and instructors and students from CUP. The event was designed to prepare students for the upcoming Envirothon. Topics included forestry, soils, aquatics, invasive species, wildlife and elementary school activities. Snacks and door prizes were donated by the Woodland Owners of Allegheny-Clarion Valley and the Alliance for Wetlands and Wildlife.
Art Forrest, Director
From its inception in 1935, the Clarion Conservation District’s goals have been farm conservation planning and promoting wise land use. Over the years, meeting the needs of the residents of Clarion County has expanded the role of the District into areas of water quality, erosion and sediment control, environmental education, dirt and gravel road maintenance and nutrient management. The duties delegated by the State Conservation Commission are administered by a volunteer board of directors. The board members, a vital part of this organization, offer years of experience in agriculture, business, science, technology, education and public policy.
Erosion & Sediment/Dirt & Gravel Road Technician