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  1. Count Commissioner Chairman Brian Smith 2018

    Commissioner Joins State Board for Ag Ed Excellence

    Smith brings experiences of Wayne County dairy farmer to the table. Read on...
  2. BroadbandTest

    County Urges Residents to Take #BroadbandTest

    Website tests speed of internet connections, records for mapping and policy makers. Read on...
  3. Representatives from some of the non-profit groups pose behind the Day of Giving.

    Wayne Community Foundation Sponsors “Day of Giving”

    A dozen local non-profit organizations benefit from matching donations. Read on...
  4. HopsField

    PSU Extension, Conservation Offer Bus Trip to Hops Demo

    These key craft brews ingredient could be a cash crop for local farmers. Read on...

#SaveHankinsPondDam Campaign

Constructed by hand as a reservoir to feed the Delaware & Hudson Canal, the 1000-foot-long dam at Hankins Pond was once used to propagate trout for the Pleasant Mount State Fish Hatchery. Dubbed a high-hazard dam because of the potential for damage to life and property downstream in the event of a breach, the pond was drained back in 2013. However, engineers at the PA Fish & Boat Commission say the hazard still exists because the remaining dam structure could hold back water and be compromised during a major flood event. The approved plan would demolish about 75 feet of the structure on either side of the existing outlet.

Wayne County has long built upon the legacy of the Delaware & Hudson canal and invested in its canal heritage, as have the towns along the route. The destruction of the dam would detract from those efforts. The Wayne County Commissioners would like to see the state create an alternate spillway that would not require the demolition of a 150-foot-long swath of the historic structure, and they need your help. Please sign this petition if you support that effort.   Learn More

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Hankins Pond close up view and button to reach petition page
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