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

Steam Buffer Project Before

ChesBay Stream Project Before Picture

Steam Buffer Project After

Ches Bay Stream Project After picture

Steam Buffer Project Pano

Ches Bay Stream Project Pano view

Chester County Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy (County Implementation Plan - CIP)

Contact Information
Paige LaDuca, Agricultural Resource Conservationist
610-925-4920 ext. 118