FARM Walk & Talk
Posted 12 days ago

Come Walk and Talk with Us!
August 7, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Rain or Shine! Dress for the weather!

 Join us for a discussion and tour of:

Spring Creek Farms and…

FARM Walk & Talk
New guidelines for REAP applications
Posted 12 days ago

The new guidelines for REAP applications were recently announced.
COMPLETED projects - New applications for completed projects will be accepted by the Commission on
a first-come, first-served basis beginning on August 4,…

New guidelines for REAP applications
We are on Facebook!
Posted 49 days ago

Follow us on Facebook to keep up on all the latest news about soil and water conservation.  See the latest videos about farm conservation, education events near you, and events…

Conservation Districts can Help!
Posted 59 days ago

The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) has  released “Conservation Districts Sustain Agriculture: A Farmer’s Story.” The two-and-a-half minute video highlights the types of work districts do to support…

Drinking Water and You
Posted 59 days ago

The Water Resources Education Network (WREN) recently completed a three minute video designed to educate and encourage residents to become proactive and ask community leaders and water systems across Pennsylvania to put…

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FARM Walk & Talk

Come Walk and Talk with Us!

August 7, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Rain or Shine! Dress for the weather!

 Join us for a discussion and tour of:

            • Spring Creek Farms and their grazing system
            • Stream Buffers
            • Other Best Management Practices
            • Funding Sources for you and your farm

The event is free but  please RSVP by July 24 to

Christine Esterline 610-372-4657 Ext. 210

or Christine.Esterline@berkscd.com

 

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New guidelines for REAP applications

The new guidelines for REAP applications were recently announced.

COMPLETED projects – New applications for completed projects will be accepted by the Commission on
a first-come, first-served basis beginning on August 4, 2014.

PROPOSED projects – New applications for proposed projects will be accepted beginning on August 25, 2014.

For more details click here.

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We are on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook to keep up on all the latest news about soil and water conservation.  See the latest videos about farm conservation, education events near you, and events held by the Conservation District.  You can check out the page by clicking the My Page button above, once there follow us using the like button to keep getting updates about the district.

We also are unveiling our West Nile Virus Facebook page.  Given last years mosquito season, you may want to be kept up to date on all the latest news about our West Nile Virus vector program.  You can also learn about the transmission cycle of West Nile Virus and prevention measures to reduce mosquito populations.

BCCD West Nile Virus Facebook Page

 

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Conservation Districts and Agriculture

The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) has  released “Conservation Districts Sustain Agriculture: A Farmer’s Story.” The two-and-a-half minute video highlights the types of work districts do to support the state’s residents and the economy.

“This video, while short in length, is long in reach and explains how the districts help sustain the state’s number one industry: agriculture,” said PACD Executive Director Robert Maiden. “Many times, the conservation districts assist farmers with their nutrient management plans and installation of best management practices (BMPs) so they can stay productive. Agriculture feeds families.”

PACD is asking the legislature provide funding through the state’s general fund to support the districts’ work in 66 Pennsylvania counties.

“Conservation Districts Sustain Agriculture: A Farmer’s Story”

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Drinking Water Awareness

The Water Resources Education Network (WREN) recently completed a three minute video designed to educate and encourage residents to become proactive and ask community leaders and water systems across Pennsylvania to put common sense protection measures in place to enhance the safety, reliability and sustainability of local water supply sources. Developed with assistance from GreenTreks Network Inc. and suitable for all audiences, watch the three minute video and please share.

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What is Chapter 102 and Chapter 105?

Lancaster County Conservation District, in association with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, has produced an informational booklet about soil erosion and water encroachment.  The programs that districts use to regulate these activities are often called Chapter 102 and Chapter 105.  Click here to see the full booklet and what exactly conservation districts do in regards to erosion and water encroachment.

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Videos Explain Ag E&S and Manure Management

Blair County Conservation District released two videos that explain the Chapter 91 and Chapter 102 regulations that pertain to agriculture.

FIrst is a video about Chapter 102 and what that means to farmers. Check it out below then see our Chapter 102 Ag page to see if your present plan needs updated.

 

The following is a video about Chapter 91 and your Manure Management Plan.  If you do not already have a plan, watch the video then head to our Manure Management page to see what you need to do to be in compliance:

 

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