December 14, 2006

Conservation Volunteer: Debra Valentino

Conservation Volunteer: Debra Valentino: Debra and several of her neighbors came to the Conservation District over five years ago asking for help to save Canonsburg Lake. She organized the Save Canonsburg Lake Committee and has hosted many meetings at her home and at her expense for legislators, Turnpike Commission Officials, and Fish and Boat Commission representatives including the Executive Director.

Debra has been the leader in working with the District to obtain the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant to prepare the Recreational Site Master Plan for Canonsburg Lake and is the Project Manager.

Recently, Congressman Tim Murphy secured a $250,000 award for the Army Corps of Engineers to prepare a Section 206 Habitat Restoration Study for Canonsburg Lake due to Debra’s efforts.

If Canonsburg Lake gets restored it will be primarily due to Debra’s determined and endless hard work and she has done all of this while still working full time for the U.S. Postal Service.

Washington County Conservation District Awards Luncheon December 12, 2006.

For more information, contact the Washington County Conservation District by sending email to: or calling 724-228-6774.