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What's New! updated 10/21/2014


Planning for the Future of Pike County’s
Natural Resources

Pike County Conservation District (PCCD) is a legal subdivision of State government, responsible under Act 217 -- Pennsylvania’s Conservation District Law -- for natural resource conservation work within County boundaries.  PCCD was established in 1956 and has worked actively since then to carry out programs focused on conservation of soil, water and other natural resources. The District is guided by a Board of Directors whose members are recommended by county-wide nominating organizations and appointed by the County Commissioners. The Board meets monthly to guide programs and staff and coordinate partnering efforts with other agencies to provide conservation assistance in Pike County. 

The Pike County Conservation District is committed to natural resource conservation through leadership, education, and technical assistance to ensure the long term protection and sustainable use of Pike County’s natural resources. 

To achieve our mission, PCCD regularly provides an opportunity for important input from residents and partners. The Conservation District Board is currently working to update our plan for the future – identifying the needs of residents, the important natural resource issues that are of concern, and the types of programs and activities that will enhance the District’s ability to meet these needs and issues.   

Your input on how Pike County Conservation District can best serve the needs of our community and conserve our natural resources is important! 

 Please provide your input by completing a short survey by clicking
on the following link: 


Thank you!!



Conservation District Dinner Celebrates Water Resources

Each fall the Pike County Conservation District Board of Directors takes time to celebrate the natural resources of Pike County. This year’s celebration will focus on our exceptional water resources – what we have and how you can help to protect them. The celebration will be held at the Lords Valley Country Club, Lords Valley, PA on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 6:00pm. Click here for more information and directions.



Pike County Conservation District is now on Facebook! Join us! Follow us on Facebook for important updates and what you need to know about Pike County's resources. 

Pike County Groundwater Study Released

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) in  cooperation with the Pike County Conservation  District recently completed a study of residential groundwater wells in Pike County, PA. The results of the study were published in July 2014 in USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5117 which can be viewed on the USGS website. For more information, click here.



Do You Know Your Watershed Address?
PCCD has created a brochure and an interactive watershed map so you can easily identify your watershed along with some interesting facts about the water resources in that watershed.
A watershed is an area of land across which water, and the sediment and dissolved materials it contains, flow on their way to a single common outlet- like a stream, lake or river. Click on the brochure to the left to find out more!!

Every Drop Counts! Use a Rain Barrel
wins NEPA Environmental Partnership Award!

The Every Drop Counts! Use a Rain Barrel Project has received a 2014 Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Award for their work in environmental protection!

The award will be presented to members of the Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership at the 24th Annual Evening for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Environment, scheduled for Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, in Wilkes- Barre, Pennsylvania.

For more information on the awards ceremony visit http://www.pecpa.org/region/northeast

The Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership raised $975 at the rain barrel silent auction that was held at this year’s Pike/Wayne Earth Day event!

The money raised will go back to the schools that participated to be used for environmental education.

There is still time to check out some exciting programs that the Partnership is having throughout the spring. Please check them out!

To learn more about the project read below.

 Map of where the rain barrels are located


Dirt and Gravel Road Trainings this Fall

Annual Maintenance Workshop September 30 – October 1, 2014
The 2014 Dirt and Gravel Road Maintenance Workshop will be held at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in State College, PA. Classroom topics include: DSA Clearinghouse; Road Reclamation; Township Bidding and Prevailing Wage; Low Volume Roads Traffic Counts; Bankfull and Stream Crossings; Bulk Bidding of Spans and Structures; Road Drain and Geosynthetics; and Timely Equipment Topics. This year's field trips will include: a low volume road diagnostic; low volume road demonstration and traffic count; a visit to two completed sites along with a RoaDrain demonstration; a bankfull and stream crossing evaluation; and a "traditional" Dirt and Gravel demonstration. Click here to register or contact the Center for Dirt and Gravel Roads at 814-865-5355.

Regional Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance Trainings
Two fall ESM trainings are available. If you have attended the ESM training (or Annual Workshop) since 2011, please do NOT register for these trainings so we can accommodate new municipalities and those whose certification is expiring. Please note that due to expected demand, these trainings will be larger and may require more travel than normal. The course is free, but registration is required, no walk-ins allowed if training is at capacity. Please visit the Center for Dirt and Gravel Roads education/training website for more information.


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