The Conservation District currently has job openings for the following positions:

Engineering Technician I

Deadline to apply is 1/30/15

Ag Resource Conservationist

Deadline to apply is 02/13/15

Applications must be submitted to the County of York. Click here for application.

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2015 Seedling Sale is now underway!





Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop

Tuesday, February 24, 2015    7:00 – 9:00 pm Pleasant Acres Annex, Room #1 118 Pleasant Acres Road, York PA The workshop is free but registration is required. The Manure Management Plan Writing Workshop will enable participants to develop their own Manure Management Plan with the assistance of workshop staff. A Manure Management Plan is required by an owner of livestock, poultry or horses – or anyone who spread manure on their crop fields. Let us help you create a plan to maximize manure on your land and protect our local waterways by keeping them clean. To register for this workshop please call PennState Coop. Ext. at 717-840-7408 or CLICK HERE to register online.

If you own livestock, poultry or horses - you must have a manure management plan! We can help you.

If you own livestock, poultry or horses – you must have a manure management plan! We can help you.



The 2015 Envirothon celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year!

The 2015 Envirothon celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year!

Our 2015 Envirothon Study Resources are being downloaded now for our Coaches. Please check back in a few days.

Congratulations to our 2014 YCCD $1,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Recipient Matthew Hunter! Matthew is a resident of Red Lion studying at West Virginia University majoring in Forest Resource Management.  Thank you for your submissions! Please check back in May for the application packet for 2015.

NEW this year: ENVIROTHON SENIOR HIGH TEAM MEMBERS (grades 9-12) may apply for our new $500.00 Paul Wilson Conservation Scholarship. Scholarship money may be applied toward a conservation camp, trade school, college or training program in conservation. Please see your High School Envirothon Coach for  application materials. The winner will be announced at our 2015 Senior High Envirothon Competition on April 28th.

DO YOU OWN LIVESTOCK, HORSES, POULTRY, etc. or MANAGE A FARM? We are here to help you follow the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law

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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.