A good morning's shoot

Please mark your calendars now for our 8th Annual Clay Shoot on Friday, September 18th, to benefit the York County Envirothon. This year’s event will be on a Friday afternoon. Consider bringing teams from your office or bring friends & family for a catered barbecue lunch and afternoon shoot at Central Penn Sporting Clays. Help us support a great cause in a beautiful setting. Click here for Clay Shoot Registration Form & Details.

morning shoot

YCCD College Scholarship Announcement

$1,000 College Scholarship available from the

York County Conservation District (YCCD)

Student Eligibility:

  • York County resident
  • Attending a college or university in the United States
  • Majoring in agriculture, conservation, environmental, natural resource management or related field
  • Open to any student enrolled in college, including first semester students for the fall of 2015
  • Previous scholarship recipients must wait one year before reapplying

Student Application (include all of the following):

  • Our Conservation District application form
  • One Written statement of scholarship need
  • Your written career goals
  • Your Resume
  • Your college transcripts (high school if incoming freshman)
  • One Recommendation letter
  • One Character reference letter

Application Deadline September 30, 2015

Mail (no emails or faxes) your complete application packet to:

Attn: YCCD Scholarship Committee
York County Conservation District, 118 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17402

Telephone 717-840-7430


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BAD BASS – OUR 2015 SENIOR HIGH YORK COUNTY ENVIROTHON CHAMPIONS. They made an impressive showing at the PA State Envirothon – held this year at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown on May 19 & 20, placing THIRD OVERALL  out of 64 teams and WINNING the AQUATICS STATION. In addition to their team medallions and Third Place plaque, the team was awarded a framed limited edition print & hats from the PA Fish & Boat Commission and each student won a $500.00 College Scholarship. Superb Job!

Central York High School (l-r): Nate Shaffer, Mercy Harris, David Myers, Emily Goss, Elizabeth Cross. Not pictured, Coaches Stephanie Linz and Anne Harris

Central York High School (l-r): Nate Shaffer, Mercy Harris, David Myers, Emily Goss, Elizabeth Cross. Not pictured, Coaches Stephanie Linz and Anne Harris











And congratulations to Kendra Bierman (below right) of Dallastown High School, the 2015 recipient of our $500.00 Paul Wilson Conservation Award.
Kendra Bierman from Dallastown High School

Kendra Bierman from Dallastown High School











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Who are we?

The York County Conservation District is the county government office devoted to assisting residents with their natural resource and environmental concerns.

The District was founded in 1938 when 554 farmers signed a petition requesting assistance for protecting the natural resources of York County. Today, we not only assist farmers, but also all county residents, by promoting the maintenance, improvement and wise use of land, water, soil and other related natural resources within the County. We accomplish this mission through educational programs and the administration of laws and regulations for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the State Conservation Commission.

Sixty six of Pennsylvania’s sixty seven counties have a Conservation District office responsible for advocating natural resource conservation. Since the beginning, the office has been directed by a board of citizens concerned about our County, State and Country. That local leadership continues today as we seek to work with landowners and our state and federal partners to protect and preserve York County’s natural resources

Our Vision

The York County Conservation District is committed to the improvement and protection of our environment and the wise use of our County’s diverse natural resources.

Our Mission

To achieve that vision, The York County Conservation District will be proactive providing conservation education, technical services, and financial assistance, in order to enable the citizens of York County be good stewards of our natural resources.

Our Motto

Serving our County, Conserving our resources, Preserving our environment.

Right To Know Policy

Check Acceptance PolicyBy using a check for payment for any product or service provided by the York County Conservation District you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.