Educational Sign Dedicated at Walter Dick Park

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — Members of the Jefferson County Conservation District and the North Fork Watershed Association dedicated an educational sign Wednesday evening at Dr. Walter Dick Park.

The Conservation District received an environmental education grant from the State Department of Environmental Protection for the development of the sign. Funds were also provided enabling the county to hold two watershed camps.

One was held last fall in Brookville and another this summer with students from Jefferson-Clarion Head Start.

The sign will educate the public about the North Fork Watershed, which is the source of Brookville’s water supply. It will also raise awareness and about the importance of the watershed and water quality.

At the watershed camp last fall, students placed 20 “No dumping leads to stream” emblems on storm drains along Main Street in Brookville.

“We want to thank Grace Pesselato, our Watershed Specialist, who wrote the grant and designed the sign,” Conservation District Assistant District Manager Shawn Wessell said. “We also appreciate and thank the Watershed Association, Brookville Borough Council and Brookville Municipal Authority for their help in the creation and installation of the sign.”

“And a special thank you to Judy Schwab for her photo that is featured on the sign,” Wessell said.

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