Gas-related company donates funds to Clinton County conservation summer camp

MILL HALL – Dominion Transmission Inc. recently donated $3,250 through the Dominion Foundation to the Clinton County Conservation District’s 22nd annual Conservation Summer Day Camp.

This year’s camp, which had a theme of “Claws, Wings, Scales and Paws,” was held the week of July 29 at Lock Haven University’s Sieg Conference Center.

“Our camp would not be possible without generous donations from companies like Dominion Transmission,” said camp director Scott Koser. “Their contributions help ensure we can provide attendees with a positive experience.

“By teaching our youth valuable lessons about the local environment, they will be more equipped to properly manage our natural resources as adults and create a more sustainable community,” he said.

The Clinton County Conservation District is a sub-division of state government, created by the Clinton County commissioners in 1946. Its purpose is to encourage wise use of the county’s natural resources – soil, water and related resources – by providing technical, financial and educational resources.

Educating youth in conservation issues is a primary objective of the district.

During the week, campers participated in fun ways to learn about the environment through hands-on activities. Campers made bird boxes, tied flies, learned to fish, did a stream study and learned about the wildlife and natural resources around them.

Campers took field trips to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Northeast Fishery, Southern Sportmen’s Club and Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Safari. They also listened to presentations by local biologists, conservation officers and natural resource professionals.

Their week ended by participating in a “mini Envirothon” event that tested their knowledge of the activities they did through the week.

Dominion Transmission hopes that its donation will help instill conservation knowledge into young camp attendees that will be useful to them in the future.

For more information about the Clinton County Conservation District, call 726-3798.