TO PROVIDE FOR THE WISE USE, MANAGEMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTY’S NATURAL RESOURCES
BCCD OVER 60 YEARS IN PURSUIT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE
Kid’s Annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby-Sunday, June 18
Effective January 1, 2023 New Application Form and Change to Resubmission Policy
ACAP: Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program
Updated Alternative BMP List Available Now
NACD Annual Poster Contest Winner Eric Chen
Lake Luxembourg Lowering and Construction
D.E.P. Electronic Permitting Available for General and Individual NPDES Permits
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 2022 ANNUAL REPORT
The Bucks County Conservation District publishes an Annual Report, available in digital copy. The report highlights important news, big events, and updates on all of the BCCD’s programs and services from the previous year. The BCCD takes great pride in staying on top of current issues, but we also recognize that by reflecting on our past, we learn lessons to improve our present and plan for our future. Here is the link to the 2022 Annual Report: BCCD 2022 Annual Report
BCCD OFFICE CLOSING EARLY ON FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2023 3:30 pm
The BCCD will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26 in celebration of the Memorial Day Holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00 a.m. Please plan your submissions accordingly. Please do not leave packages by the door when the office is closed. Thank you!
BCCD BOARD MEETING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2023 8:00 am
The next BCCD Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 8:00 am at our office and also 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 June 14 Agenda will be posted 24 hours before the meeting date. The May 10 Board Meeting Agenda can be found here: May 10, 2023 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.