State Sen. Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, received an appreciation award for her efforts to protect the environment and the natural resources.

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, received an appreciation award for her efforts to protect the environment and the natural resources in the the region. Helming was awarded at the New York Association of Conservation Districts (NYACD) annual banquet on Oct. 19 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Cazenovia. The NYACD unifies the directors of local Soil and Water Conservation Districts across New York state to provide leadership in the wise use of water and natural resources.

As a town supervisor and as a state senator, Helming has worked with NYACD and similar organizations to advocate for the protection of our natural resources, according to a release.

“As the Senate Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, I understand firsthand how vitally important the work of NYACD and similar organizations is in preserving and protecting our agricultural lands and natural resources,” stated Helming. “From my personal experiences, I know that our farmers and our communities depend on the work that conservation districts do to protect our water and environment. This is why I continue to advocate for the important work of Soil and Water Conservation districts throughout our great state.”