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.


PAG-02 General Permit Administrative Extension

The PAG-02 NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (PAG-02) will expire on December 7, 2017. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is announcing that PAG-02 will be administratively extended until December 7, 2018. 

General Permits that have not been issued before December 7, 2017 will need to be either converted to Individual Permits, or placed on hold until the renewal of PAG-02. 

Click Here for a FAQ sheet. Click Here for the information provided in the October 21st issue of the PA Bulletin. 

See the Permitting Documents Page of this site for guidance regarding converting a General Permit to an Individual Permit

Contact our office if you have detailed questions. 

DRAFT PAG-02 General Permit Available For Review

DEP has made a tentative decision to reissue the PAG-02 General Permit for a new 5-year term without changes.  Notice of the draft PAG-02 General Permit has been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and the draft documents are available for review in DEP’s eLibrary system.  This decision was made to accelerate reissuance of PAG-02 and minimize the length of the PAG-02 administrative extension period.  There could be changes made to the PAG-02 permit package as a result of public or EPA comments before it is issued final.

TreeVitalize Watersheds Grant Program 2018 - Round Open

The TreeVitalize Watersheds Grant Program is now open! Applications will be accepted until November 10, 2017. Please visit the BCCD TreeVitalize Watersheds Grant page for more information.

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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