• 2021 Low Volume Road Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance Trainings

    In order to be eligible to apply for the District’s Low Volume Road Program, applicants MUST attend an Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance (ESM) Training session held by the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies. Due to the statewide restrictions on in-person gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the sessions will be held remotely until […]

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  • 2021 Master Watershed Steward Program: NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

    Penn State Extension is now recruiting new volunteers to join the 2021 Chester / Delaware Master Watershed Steward program! Master Watershed Stewards work with the community to improve the health of our streams, rivers and other natural resources. Trainees must complete 40 hours of training and accrue 50 hours of volunteer service in the first year […]

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  • Urban Stormwater Basics Course

    A new online course, developed by the Penn State Extension Water Team, has been designed to teach municipal staff and officials about MS4 requirements. This series, Urban Stormwater Basics, is now available to anyone at no charge. It can be directly accessed on the PA Clean Water Academy website. Just chose the “Guest Log-In” option. More […]

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  • Fall Leaves PSA

    It’s that time of year when your lawn goes from lush green grass to yellow, orange, red, and brown leaves! Did you know that there are best practices when it comes to handling leaf waste in your community? The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) has created this helpful video to provide some tips on […]

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  • 2021 TreeVitalize Watersheds Grant Applications due November 23, 2020

    Since 2005, TreeVitalize Watersheds, led by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in the five-county southeastern PA (SE PA) region, has focused on tree planting along stream corridors, wetlands, adjacent upland areas, headwaters, and naturalized stormwater basins. Through this program, dozens of watershed restoration projects are conducted throughout the region every year, resulting in well over […]

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  • Environmental Stewardship PSA: Plant Native Species!

    Looking for an easy way to help the environment in your community? Check out this video from the PA Association of Conservation Districts about planting native plants in your communities. Not sure which native species to plant? Contact the Delaware County Conservation District for resources and guidance about the best native plants for your area.

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  • Earth Day 2020: Celebrating 50 Years of Environmental Stewardship

    April 22, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day which began in 1970 as a unified response to an environment in crisis. The Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Act were created as a result of the first Earth Day in 1970. Since then, similar laws have been enacted throughout the world, countless […]

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  • ONE-DAY ESM Training for Low Volume Road Program

    The Delaware County Conservation District is now accepting applications for Low Volume Road improvement projects! Applications will be accepted year-round with semi-annual application deadlines. Deadlines are April 1st and October 30th. Please contact the District prior to submitting an application. In order to be eligible to apply for program funds, the person in charge of […]

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