The York County Conservation District recently held their annual awards picnic at Rocky Ridge County Park.
Each year a committee selects individuals and businesses in York County to recognize for their stewardship and commitment to conservation efforts.
Award recipients received a signed, limited-edition framed print by Millicent Neill Decker.
The conservation district’s 70th anniversary was also celebrated with a citation from the York County commissioners and a proclamation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
This year’s recipients were:
• 2018 Clean Water Farm Award – The Eric Gemmill family, Belview Valley Farm
• 2018 Dirt, Gravel, and Low-Volume Roads Cooperator – Gerald Shue, of Manheim Township
• 2018 Outstanding Conservation Farmer – Keith and Ryan Hoover, Brook Run Farms
• 2018 Outstanding Environmental Educator – Mindy Waltemyer of York County Solid Waste Authority
• 2018 Outstanding Environmental Educator – Lindsay Gerner, York County Planning Commission
• 2018 Outstanding Watershed Steward – Sophie Simon and staff, Dover Wastewater Treatment Plant