SLF Banding Material Giveaway

The Berks County Conservation District is hosting a SLF Banding Material Giveaway on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 10am – 2pm. Banding material will be distributed from the hours of 10am – 2pm at the front door of the Berks County Agricultural Center located at 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, …

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Employment Opportunity

The Berks County Conservation District is looking for TWO Part-Time Administrative Assistants The Urban Conservationist Assistant will assist the Urban team with project administration, including but not limited to, permit processing, data entry, communications (oral and written) with consultants, land owners, co-workers and Department of Environmental Protection.  Hours are Monday …

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BCCD Accepting Electronic Plan Submissions:

Due to the continuing COVID-19 Pandemic and the current work-from-home restrictions, the Berks County Conservation District will now be accepting electronic plan submissions. Please call Berks County Conservation District’s main line 610.372.4657 for additional information about submitting a plan electronically for review. Applicants and consultants: this guide provides additional information …

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PaDEP Instructional Videos for Chapter 105 e-Permitting Registration

Explore PaDEP’s webpage with instructional videos to assist Applicants and Consultants in registering for Chapter 105 e-Permitting. Applicants/owners utilize this video to assist in registering as an Electronic Filing Adminstrator (EFA). Employees who are not the EFA (i.e. consultants or other users needing to register for their client) may utilize this video to assist …

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Celebrating Conservation District Week!

The Pennsylvania State Senate and the House of Representatives declared May 3-9, 2020 as “Conservation District Week.” Each county (with the exception of Philadelphia) within Pennsylvania has a conservation district office with staff and directors dedicated to addressing local conservation issues and resource concerns. These are neighbors and often friends …

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Press Release: $2.2 Million Awarded to Berks County Farms

Agricultural Best Management Practice (BMP) Implementation in the Chesapeake Bay The Berks County Conservation District is excited to announce good news is on the way for Berks County farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Last week, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) awarded more than $200 million for the Regional …

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UPDATE:

Amid the ongoing concerns about COVID-19, the Berks County Conservation District Board of Directors and Management have decided it is in the best interest of staff, their families and the public to have Conservation District staff start working remotely and reduce office hours. Effective March 23, 2020 until May 8, …

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Reissuance of PAG-02 NPDES General Permit

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE–On 12.07.2019, the Department of Environmental Protection published a final, reissued NPDES General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Construction Activities (PAG-02) in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, which will become effective on December 8, 2019. All permittees currently working in the county of Berks under the NPDES PAG-02 …

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