Protecting the County’s Natural Resources
The Bucks County Conservation District works to educate and help people and the community take care of the natural resources in Bucks County including soil, water, wildlife, trees and other plants. Using natural resources wisely helps to ensure their availability well into the future.
PA DEP Launches a new 102 Website
The 102 website has finally been moved to its new home in the correct bureau and split off from the MS4/Act 167 programs. DEP will be “reconstructing” the new pages with relevant program materials going forward.
Outdoor programs for Children and Tweens
Join our educator for some outdoor fun this summer. Learn about Nature FUNdamentals (K-6) or Birding for Tweens (12-15) at Doylestown's Central Park or Newtown Township's Clark Nature Center. Visit our Programs and Services Environmental Education page for more information.
Cooperator Farmer Fee Exemption Policy Update
The BCCD has updated their policy for erosion control plan review fee exemptions to Cooperator Farms. To find out more, or to learn how to become a Cooperator Farmer visit out Agricultural Conservation Page and about Conservation Planning.
Nature FUNdamentals: Parent and Preschool Nature Book Club
Join our educator each Monday afternoon throughout the summer for nature inspired readings, crafts and activities. Check our program events/calendar page for each weekly location.
Dirt and Gravel Roads Regional ESM Training Date Announcement
Please see attached list of Dirt & Gravel Roads, 2-Day Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance Training (ESM) registrations for the last 2 trainings for 2014. There is a mandatory 5-year re-certification to be eligible for grant funding. Please review the list to make sure your district and municipalities are current for ESM certification.
We have 2 trainings remaining for 2014:
October 14 & 15, 2014 - Lakeview Lodge – Treasure Lake, 3871 Bay Road, DuBois, PA 15801
October 28 & 29, 2014 - Hotel Carlisle & Embers Convention Center, 1700 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17015
For registration information: http://www.dirtandgravel.psu.edu/edu_training/esm_course.html or download the registration form from the Dirt and Gravel Roads page under Programs and Services.
Additionally, the Annual Maintenance Workshop can count as a re-certification. You must have attended and completed certification for a 2-Day ESM Training prior to being re-certified. NOTE: Unlike the regular ESM Trainings throughout the year, the Workshop has a registration fee.
Dirt & Gravel Annual Maintenance Workshop 2014 September 29 – Oct. 1, 2014 Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 1450 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
Details available NOWhttp://www.dirtandgravel.psu.edu/edu_training/workshop.html!