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.

This half-hour documentary explores and exposes threats to Pennsylvania’s watersheds, and highlights the efforts of committed scientists, water-quality advocates, and everyday citizens as they work to protect and restore the state’s streams and rivers . . . not only to benefit Pennsylvanians, but also for the health and safety of all of the life that exists in its downstream communities. Downstream was produced by Point Park University/Environmental Journalism, in association with WQED Multimedia.



DRAFT PAG-02 (NPDES General Permit)

The Pennsylvania DEP has completed the DRAFT form of the NPDES General Permit (PAG-02). An issuance date of 12/7/2019 has been established. This permit contains several major changes that will apply to both new permit applicants and to current NPDES permit holders. The BCCD recommends that you review the DRAFT PAG-02 by following the links below to find out more about how your project might be affected.




DRAFT PAG-01 (NPDES General Permit)


The comment period for the newly proposed PAG-01 NPDES permit for projects with 1 to 5 acres of earth disturbance ends on October 28, 2019. The BCCD highly recommends that engineers and contractors within the regulated community take the time to read through this permit package and provide their comments to the PA DEP. Follow the link below to find everything you need in the E-Library.





The BCCD has updated the APPLICATION FOR CHAPTER 102 and/or NPDES REVIEW INFORMATION FORM otherwise known as the E&S Application form. There has been no change to the BCCD fee schedule. The updates to this application are intended to clarify the type of submission and applicant information. Please, download and begin using the new form immediately. Older versions of the BCCD application will no longer be accepted after August 31, 2019. To find the E&S Application, follow this link to the Permitting Documents Overview page, and select either "Projects under 1 acre" or "Projects over 1 acre". The E$S Application can be downloaded from either of these pages. 

TreeVitalize Watersheds 2020 Grants: Application Period Now Open!

TreeVitalize Watersheds is a grant program available within the greater Philadelphia region for plant material and some associated supplies for riparian buffer restoration and stormwater basin naturalization projects. The application round for projects to be planted in 2020 is now open! Application deadline is November 8, 2019. Please visit our TreeVitalize Watersheds page to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Updated Alternative BMP List Available Now

The Bureau of Clean Water has revised the Alternative E&S and PCSM BMPs list.  The document remains available through the Bureau’s E&S Resources webpage.  Please see the Version History on the list to see the updates to the list.  The updates include updates to the Managed Release Concept (including a new webinar video from Villanova University).

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