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Lycoming County Conservation District

Lycoming County Conservation District

 

Lycoming County Conservation District

The Lycoming County Conservation District, formed under the Conservation District Law, is a subdivision of state government and is one of 66 Conservation Districts throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

The Lycoming District is managed by a seven member volunteer Board of Directors.  Any landowner or occupier in Lycoming County is eligible to serve on the board or as a non-voting Associate Director.  Monthly meetings take place at the Lysock Complex, 542 County Farm Road, Montoursville, PA 17754, the third Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December) at 7:00 PM.  All are welcome!!

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to encourage using Best Management Practices to conserve the natural resources essential to the quality of life for the county’s citizens, through development and implementation of technical, educational and financial assistance programs.

Lycoming County Conservation District 65th Anniversary

In 2021, the Conservation District of Lycoming County acknowledges a 65-year history of serving Lycoming County. The District, also known as the Lycoming County Soil & Water Conservation, was established on July 20, 1956. The District was created to coordinate all soil conservation efforts, making possible local watershed protection, give farmers and land owners federal support in planning and executing soil improvements.

The District continues to provide the following programs: Watershed Management, Dirt & Gravel Roads for townships, Nutrient Management & ACT Program, Chesapeake Bay Program, Vector Borne Disease Control Program, No-till Drill Rental, Ag Land Preservation, Erosion & Sedimentation Control and Education & Outreach. It is our privilege and honor serving Lycoming County in the past, present and future.

Please check out these 1956 newspaper articles about the conservation district.

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