2019 ANNUAL SEEDLING SALE

Mark your calendars for BCCD’s Annual Seedling Sale to be held on April 26, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Berks County Agricultural Center (1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport PA 19533). In addition to picking up pre-orders, you will have the opportunity to shop our extra stock of …

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Employment Opportunity

The Berks County Conservation District (BCCD) has an opportunity for employment as an Urban Resource Conservationist (URC). Job Description: URC’s process NPDES permits, review project erosion and sediment control plans as per the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) guidelines. BCCD has delegation agreements with DEP for Chapter 102, PCSM, Chapter …

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Flooding and Maintenance of Pennsylvania Streams

The PADEP has recently published information on maintaining streams on your property, including a fact sheet on emergency removal of debris from streams and advice on flood prevention and management. This information is especially useful in light of recent rainfall and flooding events across Berks County during the summer of …

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Conservation Poster Contest

The BCCD is hosting a poster contest! The contest is open to all public and private schools (K to 6th grade) and the stewardship theme is “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper! Due date for the posters to be submitted is Friday, April 5, 2019. Judging will take place April 12th-April …

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Next round of REAP: August 6th, 2018

The next round of REAP is scheduled to begin August 6th, 2018. What’s new for 2018: Cover Crops – Farmers can now apply for up to 3 years of proposed cover crop plantings. In addition, applicants are eligible to receive credits on the same acreage more than once. Applicants are no longer …

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Trout in the Classroom

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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Berks County Conservation District Scholarship Program

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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