441 Plum Creek Road, Sunbury, PA 17801 • Phone: (570) 495-4665 • FAX: (570) 988-4488
Office Hours 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday • Email • Directions to the office • County Implementation Plan • Annual Work Plan
The NCCD, formed in 1943 under the Conservation District Law, is a subdivision of state government and is one of 66 Conservation Districts throughout the state of Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Conservation District is to promote protection, maintenance, improvement, and wise use of the land, water, and other natural resources.
The Northumberland County Conservation District offers programs to educate and assist county residents and business owners about the proper protection of land and water resources.
Our programs include:
- Erosion and Sedimentation Control
- National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
- Dam Safety and Waterway Management
- Environmental Education
- Nutrient Management
- Chesapeake Bay Program
- Dirt & Gravel Roads
- Agricultural Land Preservation
- Watershed Protection and Education
Our services include:
- Topo Maps
- Northumberland County Soil Survey Books
The Northumberland County Conservation District will be sending interns out to visit most, if not all, farms in Northumberland County during the months of mid-May, June, July, and early August. Districts are being mandated by DEP through their Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) to complete these visits. This WIP was required by EPA through the President’s Executive Order of May 12, 2009 regarding the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The purpose of these visits is not for enforcement, but purely for education. If an intern visits your home, NCCD asks that you welcome them and review the packet of information they provide. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these visits please contact the NCCD office at (570) 495-4665.
CLS Scholarship Application
NCCD will award a scholarship to one Northumberland County high school student to attend this summer's Conservation Leadership School. For more information, click here. Applications are due by May 31, 2013.
2013 Awards Applications
Applications for this year's Conservation Awards are now available. For more information, click below. All submittals are due by July 1, 2013.
Conservation Organization of the Year
Boy Scouts Conservation Patch
Don Cotner Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Environmental Educator of the Year
Raymond D. and Mable E. Shaffer Scholarship
2013 Environmental Educator Conference
Registration is now open for Conservation District staff, teachers and other educators for the 2013 EE Conference. The event is scheduled for June 19th at the Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center, Wildwood Park in Harrisburg. For more information and to register, click here. Registrations due by June 7th.
NCCD Board of Directors Meeting
June 6, 2013 at 7pm
NCCD EE Center
**List of 2013 Affiliate Members**
There are many ways to get involved with the NCCD. We welcome your involvement, as well as your ideas and input!
The NCCD has been in existence since 1943. The history of conservation districts is rooted in serving the agriculture community. In fact, conservation districts were born to help alleviate the soil erosion crisis of the Dust Bowl era. Today, conservation districts have grown to serve a much greater variety of issues. Not only do we serve the agriculture community, but we also work with contractors, municipalities, watershed organizations, and YOU!
Check the Get Involved section of our website for more information.
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