Expedited Reviews

Please be aware: The Berks County Conservation District is not accepting expedited reviews until further notice.

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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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BCCD Accepting Resumes for Open Position

Employment Opportunity

The Berks County Conservation District (BCCD) has an opportunity for employment as an Urban Resource Conservationist.  Click here to view full job description Qualified candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Planning, Resource Management or other related subjects; one or more years of experience is preferred. Individual must …

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Learn about the Spotted Lanternfly

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Interested in learning more about the spotted lantern fly? Click here to see a webinar that talks about the spotted lanternfly. Two more townships have been included in the quarantine area: Maxatawny Twp and Kutztown Borough. The rest of the quarantine area includes the following townships: Topton, Longswamp, Rockland, District, Pike, …

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New round of REAP funding is here

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Applications will be accepted for completed projects starting on August 1, 2016. Applications that involve proposed projects will be accepted beginning August 15, 2016. As usual, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A deadline for applications will be established as funding is exhausted. More information is available here and on …

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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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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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