TO PROVIDE FOR THE WISE USE, MANAGEMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTY’S NATURAL RESOURCES

BCCD OVER 60 YEARS IN PURSUIT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE

The Bucks County Conservation District was created in a Resolution by the County of Bucks on April 24, 1961. At that time it was determined that the conservation of soil resources and the control and prevention of soil erosion were problems of public concern in the County of Bucks. In addition, a substantial proportion of the rural landowners in the County of Bucks favored the creation of a soil conservation district.

While much of the Bucks County landscape and land use has changed over the past 60 years, the need to protect our water resources from pollution in the form of soil erosion has only become more immediate. In fact, the changing landscape of our County directly correlates with a higher potential of pollution to our county’s water resources. Therefore, the work of the BCCD to protect and improve those resources is only becoming more imperative. We accomplish this through various programs, environmental projects, public education efforts, and the enforcement of the Pennsylvania Clean Streams law.

We encourage you to learn more about the BCCD in the pages of our site.

BCCD OFFICE CLOSING AT NOON NOVEMBER 23; CLOSED NOVEMBER 24 and NOVEMBER 25, 2022

The BCCD Office will be closing at Noon on Wednesday, November 23. The office will be closed on Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving) and Friday November 25, 2022. The office will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 28. Please do not drop off packages when we are closed. Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

BCCD BOARD MEETING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2022 at 8:00 am

The BCCD December Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 8:00 am at the BCCD office and via the Zoom.us platform. The BCCD Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. If you would like to participate in this meeting, please contact our Receptionist, Marilyn Laurelli to receive the link and password. The monthly BCCD Board of Directors meetings are recorded and those recordings can be made available upon request. The December Board Meeting agenda will be posted the day before the December meeting. The November Board Meeting agenda is posted here:  November Board Agenda

BCCD CONTINUATION OF OPERATIONS

In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, The Bucks County Conservation District office in Doylestown recommends visitors wear masks until further notice. Our employees may continue work remotely when necessary. Therefore scheduled appointments with staff are required, and the option of virtual appointments will be available.

Plan submission drop off hours will remain from 9am – 2pm Monday through Friday. Plans submitted to the office outside of those hours may receive a date stamp of the following business day.

We highly recommend contacting our office to confirm our current hours of operation before visiting, as these may change due to office or staffing conditions.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the PA Department of Health webpage at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

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.