Employment Opportunity

The Berks County Conservation District is seeking an Administrative Assistant who will be responsible for all the secretarial and receptionist duties. Currently, the position is part-time (30 – 32 hours per week) with the potential to be become full-time in 2020. A minimum of one year experience in office support …

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FREE Manure Management Workshops

Wednesday, April 17 – 10 am to 3 pm – Blue Mountain Family Restaurant – Free meal included Saturday, May 11 – Kauffman’s Bar-B-Que, Free meal included Do you need a manure management plan or is your plan out of date? All farms that generate or spread manure are required to have …

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FREE TIRE COLLECTION

There will be a free tire collection for Berks County residents and farmers hosted by the Berks County Conservation District and the Berks County Department of Agriculture. The event will be held at two locations on Friday, May 17, 2019.  For details and to set up an appointment, read and …

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2019 Berks County SWP Program Logo Contest

Can you help the Berks County Source Water Protection Program find its new logo? Design a logo and win up to a $1000.00 in scholarship money for your schooling! Contest Details: Scholarship Prize – $1000.00 for 1st Place, $300.00 for 2nd Place, $200.00 for 3rd Place. Contestant Eligibility – Any Berks …

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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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