Ed Day, Rockland County Executive


July 28, 2017

Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645

Kathy Galione, Rockland Youth Bureau, 845-708-7307



Rockland Conservation & Service Corps to Host Fair Highlighting Summer Service Accomplishments

New City, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day invites the public to celebrate the accomplishments of the Conservation Corps and Service Corps at a demonstration fair on August 8.

"These young people have been doing important work this summer that will have a lasting impact on Rockland County and its environment," the County Executive said. "This is an opportunity to see what they have done and to congratulate them on their accomplishments."

The fair will be held from 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, August 8 at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemen's Memorial Drive, Pomona.

The 29 members of the 2017 Conservation Corp have been working at 10 sites throughout Rockland this summer.

Their projects include maintaining and constructing walking and hiking trails, clearing streams and creek beds to improve drainage and other flood mitigation measures.

The Conservation Corps has worked with numerous local agencies including the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority, Hudson River Fish Advisory with Cornell Cooperative Extension, community development at the Village of West Haverstraw, among others.

Presentations will include demonstrations, videos and other creative projects that highlight the Conservation Corps' summer of service to Rockland. These displays will also educate about important local environmental issues.

Presentations will begin at 1 p.m. and pause at 2 p.m. for  guest speakers and award presentations. Demonstrations will resume after guest speakers and continue until 4 p.m. The event is an open house and audience members are free to attend any time between 1-4 p.m.

The public is invited. For more information, please call 845-708-7307 or e-mail

(photo: Rockland Conservation & Service Corps Coordinator Kathy Galione with Corps members Michael Clements, Devon Kenny, Caitlin Golden, Kelcie Bogardus earlier this month near the Minisceongo Creek in West Haverstraw where they helped with a creek stabilization project.)