Conservation District

Important Notices


PHORID FLY HOTLINE.  If you have been seeing phorid flies in your home or business or if you have questions pertaining to phorid flies, please call the Penn State Extension's Phorid Fly Hotline at 1-833-574-6743. Information received will help in ongoing research and testing being conducted by Penn State.


EFFECTIVE 4/29/2019 - E&S REVIEW FEE INCREASE.  See the new Application and Fee Schedule for District E&S Services.  Please use this form for submissions starting Monday, April 29, 2019.  TIMBER HARVESTS - PLEASE NOTE: Timber Harvests also now have their own separate Timber Harvest Application Form, Policy, and E&S Packet and price increase going into effect on Monday, April 29, 2019, too.


The results of a study, Return on Environment: The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Chester County, were announced during an Open Space Summit on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve in Newlin Township. The study—and its accompanying video—highlight the proven and substantial economic, environmental, and public health benefits of open space preservation to surrounding communities.      
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Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community page 1 picture

PA Department of Environmental Protection Booklet: Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community 

Additional stream information  available on the DEP website.

Homeowners Guide to Stormwater BMP Maintenance

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