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.
Changes to Dirt and Gravel Road program for Municipalities
Additional funding may be available for Bucks County Municipalities. In order to apply for these funds municipalities must be ESM Certified. Training will take place on March 26-27 in Reading. Contact Lisa 215 345 7577 ext 102 for more information or see the Municipal Fact Sheet or go to http://www.dirtandgravel.psu.edu/ for more information
New Year Updates for 2014
The BCCD has updated various policies and procedures for the year 2014. Changes will become effective on February 1, 2014. Please take a moment to review the various forms, applications and policies availble on this site. If you have questions regarding any changes, please contact our office at 215-345-7577. Changes include but are not limited to;
New BCCD General Information Form Application & Fee Schedule dated January 2014 – please pay special attention to the Single Family Home Fee revision, and the Resubmission Fee revision.
Revised Application and Policy for Administratively Incomplete Extension Request
Pond Management Workshop - Saturday April 5th
Come join us to learn how to manage your pond for improved water quality and aesthetics. Learn from resource professionals with a combined over 70 years of experience in pond and lake management about
- reducing pollution
- controlling algae and aquatic weeds
- attracting wildlife
- lowering management costs
Check our Events Calendar to view the agenda and registration information.
Manure Management Workshops
The Bucks County Conservation District will be co-sponsoring two spring workshops with Penn State Extensions, NRCS, and Delaware Valley College. Pasture Management and Manure Management will be the topics of discussion in both workshops.
The Equine Environmental Stewardship short course will be held in Quakertown on Wednesday nights starting March 5th, 2014. Download the Equine Environmental Stewardship brochure for more information and registration!
The Pasture Management Workshop will be held at Neshaminy Manor, in Doylestown. The Workshop will be held on Thursday nights starting March 20th, 2014. Download the Pasture Management Workshop brochure for more information and registration!
Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Each year the Bucks County Conservation District Education Committee accepts applications to provide scholarships to students in both high school and college and to adult learners who are interested in the environmental field. Information on our environmental education page under Programs and Services.
Annual Report for 2013 now available
See our annual report for 2013 . Also find reports from previous years on the Education page.
PA Lake Management Society 24th Annual Conference - Ann Rhoads Keynote Speaker
24th Annual PALMS Conference Keynote Speaker - Dr. Ann Rhoads
Make your plans now to attend the 24th Annual PALMS Conference being held in State College, PA on March 19 & 20, 2014! Keynote speaker Dr. Ann Rhoads - teacher, botanist, and author - will be opening our conference with a presentation entitled Pennsylvania Lake Plants - What, Where, Why? You'll also want to make sure to be there for Hospitality Hour on Wednesday evening when Dr. Rhoads will be doing a Plant ID workshop and Book Signing of the book Aquatic Plants of Pennsylvania: A Complete Reference Guide.
Not registered yet? No problem! Go to www.palakes.org for the latest conference news including registration information!