Planning for the Future of Pike County’s
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.
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
provide your input by completing a short survey by
on the following link:
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
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.
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,
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
wins NEPA Environmental Partnership Award!
Every Drop Counts! Use a Rain Barrel Project has received a
2014 Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Award
for their work in environmental protection!
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.
more information on the awards ceremony visit
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.
check them out!
To learn more about the project read below.
of where the rain barrels are located
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
to register or contact the Center for Dirt and Gravel Roads
Regional Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance Trainings
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
Dirt and Gravel Roads education/training website
for more information.