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Road Maintenance Workshop to cover stormwater and snow management

Pike County Conservation District’s Chris Ingulli who administers the Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Program will be available to speak at a free Road Maintenance Workshop, hosted by the Pike County Conservation District. Contributed.

PIKE COUNTY - With winter weather just around the corner, Pike County Conservation District is hosting a free Road Maintenance Workshop on Monday, October 7, from 9:00 am to noon, at the Palmyra Township Building, in Paupack.

The event is geared toward municipal and community association staff who are responsible for maintaining local roadways. It is also open to the general public. The workshop will begin with coffee, donuts, and exhibitors that will conclude with a raffle.

Exhibitors include Medico Industries (with a Case 580SN Backhoe on display in the parking lot), Pennsylvania 811 One Call System, PennDOT Local Technical Assistance Program, Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies, Pike County PennState Extension, and SynaTek Solutions.

Wade Brown of the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies will discuss stormwater best management practices, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a presentation on salt and snow management best practices, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., by Robert Peda of PennDOT Local Technical Assistance Program.

Pike County Conservation District’s Chris Ingulli, pictured, who administers the Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Program, will be available to speak with municipal officials about grants to implement environmentally sensitive road maintenance practices that reduce long-term maintenance costs as well as the impacts of road runoff and sediment to local streams. Visit the Events page at PikeConservation.org for more information or to sign up.

Reservations are requested by Wednesday, October 2. For more information, contact pikecd@pikepa.org or 570-226-8220.

The Palmyra Township Building is located at 115 Buehler Lane, in Paupack.

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