About Us


History

As a result of the dust bowl of the 1930s, federal legislation was passed to encourage states to foster locally led resource conservation programs. The PA legislature joined in the application of conservation by passing Act 217, known as Conservation District Law, in 1945. The Mercer County Conservation District was established on March 4, 1957 by proclamation of the Mercer County Board of Commissioners. It was the forty-fifth conservation district established in PA. The Conservation District began official operations on August 6, 1957.


 Vision

Mercer County Conservation District will strive to enhance the rural character and economic viability of the County, while protecting our natural resources.


 Goals

  • Protect and improve the natural resources throughout the county
  • Guide and assist residents in regulatory compliance
  • Develop and implement conservation education programs

 Staff

Jay Russell
Manager
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JenniferMedberry,
Administrative Assistant
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Robert McDonald
Conservation Technician
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Shawn Hedglin,
Conservation Resource Specialist
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Jacqueline McCullough,
Environmental Education Coordinator
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Larissa Cassano-Hamilton
Watershed Specialist
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Nick Trivelli,
Agriculture Conservation Technician
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Board of Directors

  • James P. Rust, Chair
  • Donald A. Koontz, Vice-chair
  • Fred J. Brenner, Treasurer
  • Timothy McGonigle, Commissioner Director
  • Jeremy Albert, Secretary
  • Thomas Schaffer, Farmer Director
  • Cornelia Sealand, Director Emeritus

Associate Directors

  • Amy Reeher
  • Jeff Kremis
  • Steve Klapec

Mercer County Commissioners

  • Matthew B. McConnell, Chairman
  • Scott Boyd, Vice-Chairman
  • Timothy McGonigle

 

Mercer County
Conservation District

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300
Mercer, PA 16137
Phone: 1-724-662-2242
Fax: 724-662-3905

Member, Pennsylvania Association
of Conservation Districts, Inc