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.




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. 

Volunteers Needed for Invasive Plant Removal at Lake Towhee

Join us for this year's annual Paddle with a Purpose event Tuesday July 16 through Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Lake Towhee County Park (800 Old Bethlehem Rd, Quakertown) boat launch to pull the invasive aquatic plant water chestnut out of the lake before it sets seed this year.

We will be working from 9am-2pm each day to hand pull water chestnut from the lake. Left unchecked, water chestnut can quickly cover over the surface of a lake which harms the native aquatic community and impairs the lake's recreational value. Lake Towhee is only 2 miles upstream of Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County's largest lake. Please celebrate July as Lakes Appreciation Month by volunteering to make a difference at both of these lakes!

Please bring your own boat, paddle PFD and water bottle if possible. Available boat space is very limited. Volunteers will be provided heavy duty trash bags, gloves and lunch. Please pre-register at by July 9th to be included in the lunch order.

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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