Conservation Districts work with the farming community, municipalities, other environmental agencies, and private landowners to promote the wise use of our natural resources while enhancing water quality.
Environmentally sensitive maintenance on dirt and gravel roads improves the water quality of County streams and assists municipalities financially and with technical assistance.
Treatment of acid mine drainage, which can emerge from the ground a bright orange, is accomplished by directing the water over limestone rock and sand. The process can result in aluminum and other metals 'dropping out' of the water. These metals cause the ponds to appear blue, and the materials must be removed periodically to keep the treatment system operational.
After a recent clean-up, a large group of volunteers from the area pause for a picture. Students from Juniata College, Huntingdon Area Schools, and other organizations come together several times a year to remove tons of trash and debris from illegal dumps. Each fall, the Chapter challenges other County chapters in the annual "Tire War"