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 of 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 and …

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Next round of REAP: August 6th, 2018

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The next round of REAP is scheduled to begin August 6th, 2018. REAP is a Pennsylvania tax credit program for agricultural producers who install BMPs or make equipment purchases that reduce nutrient and sediment runoff, which improves Pennsylvania’s streams and watersheds. More information is available here and on the REAP webpage: http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/StateConservationCommission/REAP/Pages/default.aspx April 2018 Press …

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Updates to Notice of Termination forms

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has revised the Notice of Termination forms effective 7/2017. Revised forms can be found at: http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-13624. This link includes the NOT form for projects submitted after 11/19/2010, as well as the revised NOT for projects submitted prior to this date. The link also contains instructions for the …

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Trout in the Classroom

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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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Clean Water Farm Award goes to Berks County farm

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The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) in conjunction with the award sponsor, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), presented the operators of the B.A.D. Farm with the Clean Water Farm Award during its annual conference on July 12, 2017 in Harrisburg, PA. The honor is awarded annually to …

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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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