Soil & Water honors Orleans County DPW for assistance with conservation projects
ALBION – The Orleans County Department of Public Works was recognized on Wednesday for its assistance on many conservation projects in the county.
Katie Sommerfeldt, District Manager of the Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District, presented Soil & Water’s “Partner of the Year” award to the DPW, which is led by commissioner John Papponetti.
This award was originally intended to be presented to the DPW during Soil & Water’s annual meeting earlier this year, but due to Covid-19 this meeting was cancelled.
“Orleans County Soil & Water has a long history of working with the DPW, and over the last few years our partnership has gotten even stronger,” Sommerfeldt said.
The DPW assists Soil & Water by offering manpower and equipment to improve the drainage in Orleans County.
As a tradeoff, Soil & Water offers technical expertise with culvert sizings and ditch designs for the DPW.
“Together these entities continue to try and improve the resources of Orleans County,” Sommerfeldt said.
Here are some photos of the DPW working on projects with Soil & Water: