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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Call for Volunteers! Wyomissing Park Stream Clean Up!

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Wyomissing Park Stream Clean Up   Saturday, November 4, 2017 8am-11am Meeting Location: West Reading playground (intersection of Sycamore Rd. and S. 5th Ave.) What to bring: Wear comfortable, warm clothes and sneakers or boots Coffee and light breakfast will be provided (work gloves, trash bags, and safety vest also …

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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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There is still time to apply for REAP

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Funds for the FY 2016-17 are exhausted but any applications submitted now will be rolled over into the new funding pool. More information is available here and on the REAP webpage: http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Protect/StateConservationCommission/REAP Below are highlights and revisions to the 2016 Program. Precision Nutrient Application Equipment: Introduced to the Program in FY2015, precision ag …

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Helping to Connect

2016 Directory

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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Talking about Stormwater

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Stormwater is Impairing Berks County Streams… Rainwater and melting snow runs over lawns, parking lots, and farm fields, through city streets and forests, picking up and carrying pollutants into our streams, rivers, and oceans.  Typically, we can see  this “stormwater” flow off our driveways or down our streets during a …

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