Each year, the Bucks County Conservation District recognizes outstanding citizens and organizations for their conservation efforts. Winners of our Conservation Awards are presented letters of commendation from the County Commissioners at a Commissioners’ meeting each spring.

If there’s an official, educator, individual, or organization you feel deserves this special recognition, please let us know by nominating them.

Award nominations are due to the BCCD by May 31 of each year. (Farmer nominations due by May 31)   The application can be downloaded below or received by mail by contacting Jason Maurer at the BCCD at 215-345-7577, ext. 105.

The award categories are:

Fred Groshens Conservation Farmer of The Year Award

A farmer who has furthered conservation in Bucks County by addressing resource concerns on their farm as they pertain to the health and maintenance of soil, water, air, animals, plants, or humans.

Elected Official

Bucks County elected officials at the local, county, state, or national level have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of conservation.


Individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the conservation of Bucks County’s natural resources.


All Bucks County teachers in public, parochial and private schools who have demonstrated a strong commitment to conservation education programs and activities in kindergarten through twelfth grades


An organization that has made a noteworthy contribution to the conservation of Bucks County’s soil, water, and related natural resources on a local, county, state, or regional level