The York County Conservation District is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for farmers and private land owners in York County, Pennsylvania through the Exelon Grant. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2017.  Click here for more information.

Dirt, Gravel, & Low Volume Road program 2018 application deadlines and meeting dates approved.  Click here for more information.


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!  

Congratulations to team North Mountain! They took top team score for the third consecutive year at our 10 Annual Clay Shoot on September 22nd at Central Penn Sporting Clays in Wellsville.

Trophies were awarded to the top three individual shooters – Doug Heiges 1st, Scott Wertz 2nd and Dale (Chip) Wertz 3rd. We had 85 shooters.

The top female shooter was Hayley Book and top youth shooter was Nathan Thompson. Thank you all for your support.






The York County Conservation District is now accepting applications for our 2017-2018 College Scholarships. These $1,000.00 scholarships are available to York County residents planning a career in the field of conservation or related fields. Please click on Education in the menu above – then click on Scholarships. The deadline is October 31st.
   The Conservation District is still accepting applications for for an Ag Resource Conservation Specialist I (at left), despite the deadline listed!
The York County Parks currently has two job openings.  You can find them on their website at:


The York County Conservation District will host a free seminar on Writing Your Own Agricultural Erosion & Sedimentation Control Plan (Ag E&S Plan) on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7 pm at the York County Annex Building, Room 1, 118 Pleasant Acres Rd, York, PA.

Clean water starts with a plan! All farms that plow and till soil, including no-till practices, must develop and implement a written Ag E&S Plan to reduce erosion. Bare areas created by animals, such as exercise lots, must also be addressed in this plan regardless of the number of animals. Farmers are able to write their own plans and are encouraged to attend this seminar to find out how to do so. An Ag E&S Plan must be available on the farm for the operation to be in compliance with PA State Law.

This seminar will provide information and guidance to farmers on writing their own Ag E&S Plan. The seminar will explain the Chapter 102 regulations, the differences between Ag E&S and Conservation Plans, what must be included in an Ag E&S plan and resources available to farmers to write their own plans. More information can be found online at This seminar is free, but registration is requested by Friday, September 22, 2017. Please register by calling 717-840-7430 or emailing


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 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.