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

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

Delaware River Watershed Migration Day - May 24, 2014

The Delaware River Watershed Migration Event will be held on May 24, 2014 to coincide with World Fish Migration Day (WFMD). The first WFMD was held in the Netherlands in 2011. Fisheries managers, connected by a common purpose to share ideas and lessons across the world, envision the day as an event to call attention to productive rivers like the Delaware and its' tributaries, big and small, as important, safe migration routes for fish and other wildlife.

Join us anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and take a clean water walk along the canal, learn about the fish, birds and insects that depend upon the Delaware for their survival, try your hand at casting a fishing line, paddle a kayak, make a craft,play a migration game and much, much more. More information on our Environmental Education page.

Save The Date - Engineer Training Available

The four Conservation Districts of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery County will be holding a local training program on NPDES Construction Permitting and Post Construction Stormwater on May 22, 2014. We will be organizing it under the 501 (C)(3) we sponsor called the Southeastern Pennsylvania Resource Conservation and Development Council. The same group that is the vehicle for our bi-annual newsletter. We are pulling State, Regional, and well as local Conservation District speakers together to address issues from the Notice of Termination Process to the Manual Calculation Changes for Sediment Basins. The registration fee will be $90.00 and will include Continental Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, and also an attendance certificate for Professional Engineer Professional Development Hours (P.D.H.’s)

Science Center auditorium 213 at Montgomery County Community College. 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422…. “Montgomery County Community College is not affiliated with the event and the College should not be contacted regarding the program.”

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.