Congratulations to Central York High School – taking First Place on April 25, 2017 at our 32nd Annual Senior High Envirothon competition at John Rudy County Park. They will now represent York County at the Pennsylvania Envirothon on May 23 & 24 – held this year at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Our Middle School, 5th & 6th Grades and 3rd & 4th Grades competitions are scheduled over the next few weeks. Please check back for full awards postings and more photos of the over 1,200 York County school students who had formed teams in their school buildings studying Aquatics, Current Issues, Forestry, Soils and Wildlife all year. They are the best!

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2016 Annual Report 2017 Spring Newsletter



Dirt & Gravel Low Volume Road (DGLVR) Program Grant Applications are due on February 23rd and July 27th! Contact Watershed Coordinator Gary Peacock for more information.



2017 Environmentally Sensitive Road Maintenance Training (2-Day) Schedule


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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.