Chesapeake Bay Program

Due to recent changes in the PA DEP Chesapeake Bay Program, the highlighted watersheds of the county (outlined in the accompanying map) have become a greater focus for the Conservation District. As we begin to ensure farms have their required Conservation/Ag E&S Plans and/or Nutrient/Manure Management Plans, we will also continue to help farmers implement best management practices (BMPs).These practices may include large projects such as manure storages, stream buffers, and terrace systems. Although, initial BMPs such as no-till, cover crop, and contour farming demonstrate the greatest reduction in soil and nutrient loss while proving the greatest return in financial investment for the individual farmer/operator

Chesapeake Bay watershed map

Stream Buffer Project BEFORE Picture
ChesBay Stream Project Before Picture

Stream Buffer Project AFTER Picture
Ches Bay Stream Project After picture

Stream Buffer Project PANO 
Ches Bay Stream Project Pano view


Chester County Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy (County Implementation Plan - CIP) Updated June 30, 2014

Contact Information


For more information contact:
Paige LaDuca
Agricultural Resource Conservationist
(610) 925-4920 ext. 118
pladuca@chesco.org