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

Application Period Now Open for TreeVitalize Watersheds 2019 Grants

The 2019 application round for TreeVitalize Watersheds Grants is now open! Application deadline is November 9, 2018. If you have a riparian buffer planting project or stormwater basin naturalization project in mind, but need funding for plant materials (and limited other supplies) check out the information on our TreeVitalize Watersheds page or the Plant One Million program website.

Chapter 105 E Permitting Training Announcement

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is transitioning away from paper to online electronic permit applications. Beginning on October 1, 2018, the Department will be accepting Chapter 105 registrations/applications for General Permits for various types of water obstruction and encroachments through the e-permitting system. On September 17, 2018, from 10:00– 11:30 am, the Department will be holding an Applicant Training webinar which will involve a demonstration of specific areas of the application pertinent to the registration for the use of the system and to provide users with basic training of the ePermit system for Chapter 105 General Permits. This training will be delivered live via WebEx; it will also be recorded for the public to view at their convenience. The live event address for attendees is: https://copa.webex.com/copa/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8e83ca9640fedc1370b19b2404f716a7 Prior registration is not required. There are no restrictions on the number of participants. Please feel free to share this Chapter 105 ePermit training event information to other prospective interested parties.

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

Timber Harvest E&S Plan Templates

A new Timber Harvest E&S Plan guidance, Application, PPC plan, and Inspection report are now available. Visti our Projects Over One Acre page to download these forms in a WORD format. 

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.  

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.”  

 

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