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.

Highlights

Volunteers Needed - Spotted Lantern Fly Sticky Banding

Volunteers needed to fight the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) by placing sticky bands on Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-Heaven).

Penn State Extension, Bucks County, 215-345-3283

1282 Almshouse Road, Neshaminy Manor Center, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901-2896

The banding kits for volunteers should be available in your selected Penn State county Extension office starting Monday, April 23, 2018. Please call the office before you come to pick up your kit to make sure it is reserved for you.

Click HERE  and HERE for more information

TreeVitalize Watersheds 2018 Projects Awarded!

Congratulations to the following grantees whose projects were awarded funding through the TreeVitalize Watersheds program!

  • Diabase Farm Preserve Riparian Buffer Project, Natural Lands
  • Tyler Park Forest Restoration Project, Neshaminy Creek Watershed Association
  • Sarah's Lane Detention Basin Naturalization Project, Warrington Township EAC
  • Blough Farm Riparian Buffer Project, Milford Township
  • Pleasant Spring Riparian Buffer Project, Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy

For more information on TreeVitalize Watersheds, visit our TreeVitalize Watersheds grant program page in the Watershed Management section of our website.

Updated BCCD Fee Schedule and Forms for 2018

Please be aware that as of January 1, 2018 the BCCD has a new E&S application form and fee schedule. To download the updated application, please click here.  

National Association of Conservation Districts - Poster Contest

The BCCD is taking part in the annual National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Poster Contest. Winners will receive prizes on a local and national level. This is a great program for students grades K - 12. Please visit our Environmental Education page to learn more about the 2018 Poster Contest as well as our other educational programs. Entries are due to the BCCD by April 23, 2018. 

DEP Form Updates

The PA DEP has updated Notice of Termination forms and instructions. The BCCD has updated all forms found on our Permitting Documents Pages. To visit the DEP elibrary, follow the instructions below. 

www.dep.pa.gov/constructionstormwater , then select E&S Resources, followed by Notice of Termination Form, which will take you to the eLibrary

After March 30th, only submittals of the most current forms are to be accepted.

Also, a document titled “Five Scenarios for Instrument Filing” has been posted to our external website.  Visit www.dep.pa.gov/constructionstormwater, then select E&S Resources, and look for the last link under “Guidance.”  

 

Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater BMP Maintenance Booklet

The DEP has worked with Penn State University to develop a guidance for homeowners and Commonwealth realtors to provide information on how to properly maintain stormwater BMPs on private properties in Pennsylvania. To download the booklet electronically, click here.

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