Invasive Insect Found in Berks County

On Sept. 22, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, confirmed the presence of Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula, (WHITE)) in Berks County, as part of its responsibility to identify plants/weeds, insects and mites, nematodes, fungi, bacteria and viruses that impact Pennsylvania’s natural resources, flora and …

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Tree Seedling Sale – April 20, 2018

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2018 Tree Seedling Sale April 20, 2018 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm   The pre-order deadline is February 23. Check the brochure and order form for the selection and price range. There will be a limited number of extra plants available on April 20, starting at 11 am (first come, first …

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Updates to Notice of Termination forms

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has revised the Notice of Termination forms effective 7/2017. Revised forms can be found at: http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-13624. This link includes the NOT form for projects submitted after 11/19/2010, as well as the revised NOT for projects submitted prior to this date. The link also contains instructions for the …

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Trout in the Classroom

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The Berks County Conservation District is partnering with the Trout Unlimited Tulpehocken Chapter to sponsor a Trout in the Classroom program in every School District in Berks County! Trout in the Classroom is a Trout Unlimited program that provides schools with aquarium equipment, assistance with set up, faculty training, and live …

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Clean Water Farm Award goes to Berks County farm

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The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) in conjunction with the award sponsor, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), presented the operators of the B.A.D. Farm with the Clean Water Farm Award during its annual conference on July 12, 2017 in Harrisburg, PA. The honor is awarded annually to …

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Berks County Conservation District Scholarship Program

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Berks County Conservation District Scholarship Program The Berks County Conservation District (BCCD) is accepting scholarship applications from High School seniors within Berks County, or current College or University students whose permanent residency is within Berks County. Last year’s scholarship program awarded over $15,000 in scholarships! Several scholarships available! Submit your completed application on or …

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There is still time to apply for REAP

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REAP is a Pennsylvania tax credit program for agricultural producers who install BMPs or make equipment purchases that reduce nutrient and sediment runoff, which improves Pennsylvania’s streams and watersheds. More information is available here and on the REAP webpage: http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Protect/StateConservationCommission/REAP Dec 2017 Press Release

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Helping to Connect

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The Berks County Conservation District created the 2016 Department and Cooperating Agencies Directory to better aid Berks County by providing a contact list of various water and soil related agencies and groups.

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Poster Contest Winners Announced!

BCCD is happy to announce the four winning posters for this year’s “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life” Poster Contest. The posters were hung throughout the halls of the Agricultural Center in Leesport PA. The first place winning posters will be sent to the PA Association of Conservation Districts for state …

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