2016 Annual Report 2017 Summer Newsletter Please scroll down the page for all of our upcoming activities, workshops and announcements, including job openings and college scholarship opportunities!  

The Deadline for our 2017-2018 College Scholarships is fast approaching! These $1,000.00 scholarships are available to York County residents planning a career in the field of conservation or related fields. Please look at our Scholarship Checklist at left and then click on Education/Scholarship in the menu above. The deadline is HALLOWEEN DAY.














Enter our new Art Contest!    We are looking for artwork to put on our 2018 Certificates of Participation. Each year over 1,000 students are awarded these frameable certificates during our Envirothon awards ceremonies.

Any natural history subject (bird, mammal, insect, fish, reptile, amphibian, tree, shrub, flower or natural scene) will be considered, but the subject must be native to York County.

All artwork submitted – digitally or by mail – must be horizontal. The contest is open to adults & children. Chosen entries receive a 2018 Envirothon T-shirt and stadium blanket, in addition to having the artwork appear in upcoming issues of our newsletter – Conservation Horizons. No artwork will be returned and only chosen entries will be contacted. Deadline February 28, 2018


Welcome to Envirothon 2018!

Coaches – please put the following dates on your calendars for the Annual Coaches Meetings.

Senior High Meeting:                         November 15th

3rd – 8th Grades Open Houses:               November 30 & December 1st

Registration Details should be emailed to you in early October. For more information contact Kim Young at kyoung@yorkccd.org or 717-840-7190



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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 Policy By 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.