Free Tire Collection!

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There will be a free tire collection for Berks County residents and farmers. The event will be held on Friday, June 30th at the Ag Center(1238 County Welfare Rd, Leesport PA, 19533). Please call 610-372-4657 to register. Limit 100 tires Tires with rims will not be accepted A single tire …

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“Paint the Rain” Contest Winners

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  The Berks County Conservation District held its second Paint the Rain School Competition this year. The competition is open to all Berks County schools grades 9-12 (this includes private, public, charter, home and/or online based education institutions).   Judging occurred on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Berks County …

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Expedited Reviews

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

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There is still time to apply for REAP

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Funds for the FY 2016-17 are exhausted but any applications submitted now will be rolled over into the new funding pool. More information is available here and on the REAP webpage: http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Protect/StateConservationCommission/REAP Below are highlights and revisions to the 2016 Program. Precision Nutrient Application Equipment: Introduced to the Program in FY2015, precision ag …

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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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Poster Contest Winners Announced!

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BCCD is happy to announce the four winning posters for this year’s “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life” Poster Contest. The posters were hung throughout the halls of the Agricultural Center in Leesport PA. The first place winning posters will be sent to the PA Association of Conservation Districts for state …

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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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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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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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