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York County Conservation District

Serving Our County, Conserving Our Resources, Preserving Our Environment.


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 assist farmers and all county residents by promoting maintenance, improvement and wise use of land, water, soil and other natural resources. 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.

Committed to the improvement and protection of our environment

66 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties have a Conservation District responsible for advocating natural resource conservation. The District is directed by a board of citizens concerned about our County, State and Country. Local leadership continues today as we work with landowners and state and federal partners to protect and preserve York County’s natural resources.

Clean Water Starts With A Plan

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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Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community

DEP strives to assist Pennsylvania communities experiencing damage and disruption from flooding. This webpage contains resources to help municipal officials, property owners, and others affected by flooding of local streams to better understand the regulatory requirements that apply to working in streams. When stream maintenance work is performed in a well-planned, environmentally responsible manner, the likelihood of future problems is reduced.

Please contact your regional DEP office for further assistance.

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Online Manure Management Course Available

A new resource, “Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners” online course, is now available to assist farmers and land owners prepare and implement a Manure Management Plan for their operations…

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Upcoming Events

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May 24

Request for Proposals Codorus Creek Watershed Implementation Plan Update

York County Conservation District Request for Proposals Codorus Creek Watershed Implementation Plan Update For the full RFP, click here – Codorus…