Grant awarded to prevent pollution of local waters

The Berks County Conservation District was recently awarded $2,500 to work with landowners to prevent pollution in our local streams, lakes, and rivers. The mini-grant was provided through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Outreach Program Office (administered by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts). The CREP Program pays farmers …

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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 the 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 …

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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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Gypsy Moth Suppression Program Applications Available

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The Berks County Conservation District is accepting applications for the 2017 Gypsy Moth Suppression Program, now through September 1, 2016.Please see link for application and guidelines. Application and Guidelines For more information, contact Evan Corondi at Evan.Corondi@berkscd.com or 610-372-4657 ext 212.

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Poster Contest Winners Announced!

Photo Contest

BCCD is happy to announce the six winning posters for this year’s “We All Need Trees” 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 judging. …

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BCCD Celebrates Earth Day!

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We would like to say a big thank you for all of the people who supported our Annual Tree Seedling Sale, Backyard Basics, and Paint the Rain Event! We would not be able to raise scholarship funds without the support of our community. Below are a few photos of the …

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Paint the Rain Winners Announced!

Completed Rain Barrels

The “Paint the Rain” rain barrel decorating contest is a contest for high schools throughout Berks County (public, private, charter, home school, etc.) to artistically paint Berks County Conservation District (BCCD) rain barrels. This year’s theme is “We all need trees.” In total, 18 barrels were painted and nine different …

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BCCD Hosts Chesapeake Bay Meeting with local farmers

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The Berks County Conservation District (BCCD) sponsored a Chesapeake Bay Reboot program to inform farmers of PADEP’s  new initiative within the Bay. Almost 20 farmers within the Chesapeake Bay region of Berks County came to the meeting to learn  about PADEP’s new plans and discuss how the BCCD can assist …

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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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FARM program – Become a member now!

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FARM (Farmers Achieving Resource Management) is a free program offered by the Berks County Conservation District (BCCD) designed to better serve and build relationships within our agricultural community. Read more here.

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