The Potter County Conservation District (PCCD) welcomed Alex Veto as a low-volume, dirt and gravel road specialist this week at its Coudersport base, joining half a dozen current staff members in protecting the region’s natural habitat.
A former Somerset resident, Veto holds a geo-environmental science degree from Shippensburg University. He was most recently employed by AmeriCorps in its Armstrong County Conservation District.
In his new capacity, Veto’s main goal is to protect waterways from soil erosion, sedimentation and other pollutants caused by substandard roads, such as aging thoroughfares or those built with obsolete materials. Veto plans to identify specific areas that have contributed to the impairment of waterways and provide strategic solutions, with a special focus on the Chesapeake Bay watershed area.
Over one dozen directors and associate directors lead the PCCD’s environmental stewardship activities. With a small but dedicated staff, PCCD provides funding and technical assistance for a variety of infrastructure and habitat needs.
PCCD reminds the public that a significant amount of pollution can be reduced or eliminated through the use of the proper road materials and drainage systems.
The Potter County Conservation District (PCCD), headquartered in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, was organized in 1945. It works with regional issues concerning erosion and sedimentation, bio-solids, dirt and gravel, education, pollution, the Chesapeake Bay, nutrient management and watersheds.
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