Conservation District

General Updates

February 2023

Our 2022 Annual Report is here! You can go here directly to take a look and you can also find it on our Publications page!

We're hiring: We have an open Agricultural Resource Conservationist position right now! If you'd like to read more about it, check out our Employment Opportunities tab to see the full description and apply today.

The Octoraro Watershed Association announces its 3rd Annual Photography Contest. This year there are three new and improved aspects to the contest. If interested, you can read about the new aspects, rules, and regulations of the contest here. Please note that this year the contest returns to in-person, hard copy submissions. The contest deadline is March 14, 2023.

The conservation district office has officially moved. 

If you need to stop by or see us for any reason, please note our new address is 674 Unionville Road, Suite 105, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Moving announcement

December 2022

Professional Engineer Job Opening

We're hiring! You can read about the job opportunity and how to apply on our Employment Opportunities tab.

October 2022

75th Anniversary Timeline

You can see the timeline we shared at our celebration here!

Fall/Winter 2022 Back 40 is here!

Check out our publications page for the newest issue or click here.

NRCS Employment Opportunity 

Oct. 2022: Capital RC&D, a regional non-profit organization seeks to fill a grant funded Program Assistant position. Please check out Employment Opportunities page on the left for details.

Chapter 102 Permitting Updates


We have updated our Pre-App Meeting Request form. Moving forward, please use this Chester County form for all pre-app meeting requests. Take a look here or find it on our forms page.


We have updated our fee schedule and corresponding District Application for NPDES projects. Please check our Application/Forms/Payments page.

On January 7, 2022, the Chester County Conservation District updated the digital submission procedure for submissions pertaining to the NPDES Stormwater program. This includes a new naming convention for submissions. These updates are effective immediately. Please see the revised CCCD digital submission procedure under the Applications / Forms / Payments page for more information.

Online Payments: We have added an option for online payment to make submitting project fees more convenient for you! Please see our Applications/Forms/Payments page for more details, instructions, and the direct link to online payment page.

Please note: when mailing checks and pages 1&2 of the District Application to our office, please send them via REGULAR mail. Additionally: we have installed a drop-box next to our office's entrance for convenient and secure in-person delivery of any project fees.

PLEASE submit NOTs (Notice of Termination) Forms, Documents, and Plans in Digital Form to [email protected]  Paper copies are not required.  THANK YOU. 

Agriculture Updates:

Ag Services Fee Update

The Chester County Conservation District Board of Directors formally approved updates to the Agricultural Services Fees on January 20, 2022. The new fees will take effect for submissions received on and after March 1, 2022. 

New Urban Resource Conservationists Territories Map:

updated: 12/2022

Farm 2022 Guide
Homeowners Guide
Ag Services Brochure 20
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