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  • Title: Dauphin County Conservation District home
    Descriptive info: .. About Us.. Board Staff.. Stormwater Management.. Water Resources.. Agricultural Programs.. Earth Disturbance/.. Erosion Sedimentation.. Seedling Sale.. Publications.. Gypsy Moth.. Current Projects.. Links.. Conservation Around.. the Home.. Education and Outreach.. Employment Opportunities.. Mosquito Control.. 1451 Peters Mountain Road Dauphin PA 17018.. phone: 717-921-8100.. fax: 717-921-8276.. Welcome to the Dauphin County Conservation District Website.. To return to the home page from any page in the site, click on our logo.. Vision Statement.. Our Vision is to be a progressive natural resource agency recognized for:.. Technical knowledge regarding natural resource issues with an emphasis on water issues.. Professionalism in the administration of programs.. Communication and educational skills to provide credible up-to-date information about.. our natural resources to all that we serve.. Stewardship in understanding the complex interrelationships between man and the natural environment.. Leadership in mitigating degraded resources.. Mission Statement.. The Dauphin County Conservation District's mission is to ensure the responsible use of.. Dauphin County's natural resources; protect and restore the natural environment; promote.. public health and safety; and enhance the quality of life for all county residents.. Meeting for landowners and farmers within the Little Wiconisco Creek watershed to be held.. Recently there have been changes to two Pennsylvania agricultural environmental regulations which affect farming operations.. Under the revised requirements, a written Manure Management Plan must be developed and followed by all operations, regardless of size, which produce and/or land apply manure; this includes direct application of manure by animals on pastures and in Animal Concentration Areas (ACAs) such as a barnyard or sacrifice  ...   the hours of 7:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday with any questions prior to the meeting.. Click here for more information.. Deadline to Submit Applications for NRCS.. Conservation Programs is October 19, 2012.. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has assisted many agricultural producers to implement conservation practices on their operations using funds allocated in the 2008 Farm Bill.. Although the 2012 Farm Bill has not yet been passed, NRCS anticipates being able to continue to help producers address their resource concerns in 2013 by reducing soil erosion and nutrient loss, improving water quality, and improving wildlife and forest management.. NRCS assists a variety of agricultural producers from forestry operations to commodity crop and livestock, poultry, and equine operations.. Some examples of conservation practices that may be eligible for funding are grassed waterways, terraces, manure storages, mortality composters, heavy use areas, pesticide handling pads, livestock watering facilities and walkways, and forest management plans.. Please contact the NRCS Dauphin County Field Office at 717-921-2380, ext.. 3 to request an application and discuss your resource concerns.. All eligible applications received by Friday, October 19.. th.. , 2012 will be ranked and considered for possible funding in 2013.. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.. Click here for a copy of the NRCS EQIP Application.. 2012 Dauphin County Conservation District Calendar of Events.. October 2012.. November 2012.. December 2012.. DEP's new Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual will be effective November 1, 2012.. Please click here for a copy of the new manual..

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  • Title: About Us
    Descriptive info: Mission.. History.. Focus.. Organization.. Location.. About the Conservation District.. To ensure the responsible use of Dauphin County’s natural resources; protect and restore the natural environment; promote public health and safety; and enhance the quality of life for all county residents.. Technical Knowlege regarding natural resource issues with an emphasis on water issues.. Communication and educational skills to provide credible up-to-date information about our natural resources to all that we serve.. Conservation Districts trace their origins to the soil erosion crisis of the 1930s, known as the.. Dust Bowl.. To avoid future catastrophes of this scale, President Franklin D.. Roosevelt recommended that states create soil conservation districts to promote the environmentally-sound use of natural resources at the local level.. Pennsylvania's Conservation District Law (Act 217), passed in 1945, established conservation districts as a subdivision of state government, responsible for conservation work within county boundaries.. Dauphin County became Pennsylvania's 29th conservation district in 1952.. Since their beginnings, conservation districts have evolved into a unique form of local government that utilizes federal, state and private sector resources to address natural resource concerns that impact both urban and rural communities.. Many programs administered by the district aim to reduce nonpoint source (NPS) pollution from contaminating Dauphin County's streams, which flow to the Susquehanna River, and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay.. The Dauphin County Conservation District administers and participates in a variety of programs which work to protect the county's natural resources.. The District's  ...   quality and natural systems.. NPS pollution is estimated to be responsible for degrading more than half of the nation's waters.. Click here to link to the U.. S.. Environmental Protection's Nonpoint Source Pollution webpage.. A watershed approach to conservation is also key to the protection of our resources.. By viewing our county from a watershed basis we can better protect land from detrimental practices that threaten the quality of our waterways.. Only the citizens of Dauphin County can impact the quantity of nonpoint source pollution in the watersheds of our county and state.. That is why many of our programs are aimed at helping local landowners, developers and farmers conserve Dauphin County's natural resources.. Dauphin County citizens are part of the solution to halting the degradation of our resouces.. The Dauphin County Conservation District operates under the direction of the Conservation District Board of Directors and the Dauphin County Commissioners as a department of Dauphin County government.. The board of directors volunteer their time and talents and includes both farmers and urban directors as well as a commissioner director.. Collectively they represent the interests of Dauphin County residents.. Additionally, the District has associate directors who serve on committees and provide input to the board of directors as they make decisions regarding Dauphin County's natural resources.. Under the guidance of the board of directors the district manager is responsible for implementing policy and maintaining oversight of the Conservation District..

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  • Title: Contacts
    Descriptive info: Board of Directors.. Administrative.. Staff.. Agricultural.. E S Plan Review/ NPDES Permit Staff.. Pest Control.. Water Resources Staff.. Board of Directors - 2010.. Chair.. Ronald Kopp.. Commissioner Director.. Jeffrey Haste.. Farmer Directors.. Shirley Radel.. Timothy Wentzel.. District Staff.. District Manager.. Mike Hubler.. mhubler@dauphinc.. org.. Administration.. Financial Coordinator.. Lisa Lauver.. llauver@dauphinc.. Program Assistant.. Becky Witmer.. bwitmer@dauphinc.. Agriculture.. Agricultural Land Preservation.. Gil Hirschel.. ghirschel@dauphinc.. Erosion Sedimentation Control/.. NPDES Permitting.. Plan  ...   West Nile Virus Gypsy Moth.. Entomologist.. Eric Naguski.. enaguski@dauphinc.. Special Projects Assistant.. Chris Hooper.. chooper@dauphinc.. Water Resources Supervisor.. Watershed Specialist.. Megan Blackmon.. mblackmon@dauphinc.. Planner.. Vice Chair.. David Coble.. Urban Directors.. James Szymborski.. Katharine Rodomsky.. Associate Directors.. Joanne Nardone.. Shawn Fabian.. Barbara Beshore.. Resource Program Supervisor / Project Engineer.. Mike Clark.. mclark@dauphinc.. Resource Program Supervisor.. Bob Christoff.. rchristoff@dauphinc.. Agricultural Specialists.. Larry Baum.. lbaum@dauphinc.. Amanda Stoltzfus.. astoltzfus@dauphinc.. Julie Weaver.. jsweaver@dauphinc..

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  • Title: Stormwater Management-Main
    Descriptive info: Act 167.. NPDES for MS4s.. Additional Links/.. BMP Tour.. Stormwater Main Page.. What Goes In Here.. Comes Out Here.. STORMWATER RELATED PROBLEMS.. When rain falls to the land surface in quantities that exceed the land surface's ability to absorb, or infiltrate, stormwater runoff is produced.. The amount of runoff is dependent on the intensity of rainfall, the length of the rainfall event and the characteristics of the surface upon which the rain falls.. These characteristics include the slope of the land, the land cover and soil types.. The amount of runoff can range from none to tremendous amounts.. For example, a short, light rain falling on very permeable soils may produce no runoff while a heavier rain falling on a parking lot will produce larger amounts of runoff.. A watershed is an area of land that drains to a common point.. Click Here For More on Watersheds.. For example, the Paxton Creek watershed is the area of land that, when runoff is produced in this area, the runoff will drain to the Paxton Creek and discharge to the.. Susquehanna River.. In this example, the common point to which the watershed drains is the mouth of Paxton Creek at the.. As the land surface in a watershed is altered (through activities such as clearing forests, grading and development) runoff characteristics change in response to the activity.. For example, if a forested area is cleared and replaced with a parking lot, the amount of runoff produced in any given rainfall event will increase.. Generally, the result of these alterations is that more runoff is produced and delivered to the receiving stream in greater quantities and more quickly.. This results in less water being retained in the watershed for groundwater recharge and larger stream flows occurring more often.. The end results of this are negative impacts to the stream.. Stream banks and beds can erode in response to the increased flows.. The eroded material, sediment, washes downstream and can clog culverts and bridges, produce in-stream sediment deposits and harm the stream's ability to support aquatic life.. The eroding channels and sediment may also cause increased maintenance costs for nearby infrastructure such as sewer lines, culverts and roads.. Increased frequency of higher flows may also cause increased frequency of nuisance flooding and property damage.. Further, runoff often carries with it a wide variety of pollutants that are washed from the land surface into receiving streams either directly or through storm sewer systems.. These pollutants include sediment, phosphorous, nitrogen, automotive fluids, deicing chemicals, cleaners, heavy metals and other substances.. Pollutants washed into the stream can negatively affect the stream's aquatic habitat and the quality of the stream water.. Decreased groundwater levels can result in decreased dry weather flows.. During dry parts of  ...   stormwater management efforts attempt to minimize the above problems by addressing not only the quantity of stormwater produced, but also the quality of the stormwater and the amount of water that is lost from the watershed.. The underlying philosophy of current programs is to manage stormwater as the resource that stormwater really is, not as a nuisance problem to be eliminated as quickly as possible.. Stormwater is, after all, rain water and rain water is the ultimate source of the water we use in our daily activities and the source of the water which supplies our streams.. To accomplish this, new development uses stormwater Best Management Practices, also known as BMPs.. Click Here For More on BMP's.. BMPs are methods and structures used in new development to infiltrate stormwater and treat stormwater before it reaches streams.. These practices can be grouped into two categories; structural practices and non structural practices.. STRUCTURAL PRACTICES.. Structural practices include various BMPs that are actually constructed to treat stormwater.. Examples of these practices include infiltration devices, inlet treatment devices, rain gardens, swales and pervious concrete and asphalt.. The goal of these structures is to infiltrate or filter stormwater before it leaves a site to reduce the negative impacts of runoff on water resources.. Structural practices, such as this rain garden, treat stormwater before it reaches a stream.. (Photo courtesy of.. City of Lincoln.. Nebraska.. , watershed Management Division).. NON STRUCTURAL PRACTICES.. Examples of these practices include rules, regulations and planning instruments such as Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances (SALDOs), Stormwater Management Ordinances Zoning Ordinances, and Floodplain Ordinances.. The goal of the non structural practices is to incorporate requirements and planning into the development process before construction begins.. A well thought out development plan will work with the characteristics of a development site to minimize the amount of stormwater runoff generated and plan ahead for managing stormwater.. Sound planning and working with site characteristics.. can minimize the adverse impacts of stormwater.. runoff on water resources.. WHAT THE CONSERVATION DISTRICT DOES.. DCCD provides education on the problems associated with stormwater runoff and solutions to these problems.. The District conducts workshops and participates in workshops hosted by related agencies, develops educational materials and has installed a demonstration tour of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).. Click Here For More on the BMP Tour.. at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center in.. Middle.. Paxton.. Township.. In addition to the educational efforts, the Conservation District also coordinates Dauphin County Act 167 Stormwater Management planning and the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) compliance efforts.. Click on the links below for more on these programs.. Click Here For More on Act 167 Stormwater Management.. Click Here for More on Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Regulations.. About Stormwater..

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  • Title: Water Resources
    Descriptive info: Gypsy Moth.. West Nile Virus.. Watershed Associations.. Water Resources Main Page.. Stream Health Report.. Water Resource Interactive Map.. WATER RESOURCE PROGRAM.. The focus of the water resource management initiative is to assess, mitigate and prevent nonpoint source pollution of.. 's water.. This program fosters water resource stewardship by providing background information regarding the management and quality of.. 's surface and groundwater.. The Dauphin County Conservation Districts Water Resource Program has three primary elements:.. 1.. Countywide Stream Assessment Program (CSAP) – Collection of stream monitoring data to establish baseline stream conditions, monitor streams for changes over time, provide a sound scientific basis  ...   Officials and Staff.. - Developers.. - Consultants.. - Teachers.. - Students.. - Homeowners.. - The General Public.. 3.. Provide assistance to municipalities and watershed organizations in managing water resources.. By clicking on the tabs, you will be able to find out what the District is doing and access information for specific water resource topics.. Click here to view Clarks Creek Coldwater Conservation Plan.. Click on a link below for information on area streams.. :.. Armstrong Creek.. Clark Creek.. Conewago Creek.. Fishing Creek.. Mahantango Creek.. Paxton Creek.. Powell Creek.. Spring Creek West.. Stony Creek.. Swatara Creek.. Wiconisco Creek.. Dauphin County Water Resources Program..

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  • Title: Agriculture Main Page
    Descriptive info: Nutrient Management.. Chesapeake Bay Program.. Agricultural Best Management Practices.. Farmland.. Preservation.. Ag Home Page.. Conservation Planning.. Agricultural Security Areas.. Conewago Creek Initiative.. Ag Programs.. Click on the headings above for information about the agricultural programs available.. Ag Updates.. - Click on the topic heading below.. Dauphin County Ag Compliance ACRE Initiative.. Updates to Nutrient Management legislation (Act 38).. Funding for BMPs.. There are many funding opportunities for installing BMPs that are part of your farm's conservation plan.. Our ag specialists are here to help you find out which funding programs you may be eligible for.. For more information, call our office at (717) 921-8100.. Manure Management Information.. New Manure Management Plan.. A manure managment plan is required for all farms producing or  ...   Overview of Manure Management Guidelines For PA Farmers.. PA's Revised Manure Management Manual Presentation.. What Type of Plan do I Need?.. Preparing to Write a Manuare Management Plan.. Additional Online Manure Mangement Links.. Penn State's Agronomy Guide.. Department of Environmental Protection Manure Management Page.. Web Soil Survey - Useful to Determine Soil Types on a Farm.. Am I in complaince with Agricultural Regulations?.. There are many agriculutral related regulations that a farmer should be aware of to ensure they are in compliance.. Please see the links below for more information on Agricultural Regulations.. AM I IN COMPLIANCE?.. Basics of Agriculutural Erosion and Sedimentation Requirements.. The link below is a website that is great for Farm Mapping and Erosion Control Systems.. PA ONE STOP..

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  • Title: Chapter 102-Erosion & Sedimentation
    Descriptive info: E S Review Application.. E S Rules and Guidelines.. All Forms.. Environmental Review Form.. Dirt Gravel Roads Program.. New Chapter 102 Regulations.. The primary purpose of the erosion and sedimentation (E S) pollution control program is to minimize accelerated erosion and sediment pollution from earth disturbance activities.. Any activity which removes vegetation and disturbs soil has the potential to cause erosion.. Along with carrying away soil particles, eroded soils also alter stream habitats and carry nutrients and pesticides which become soluble in water, increasing the amount of.. nonpoint source pollution.. Under this program, all earth disturbance activities must develop, implement and maintain a plan to minimize accelerated erosion and sediment pollution.. Additionally, earth  ...   obtained from users.. The responsibilities of the conservation district in implementing the erosion and sediment pollution control program include the following:.. provide education to the public and regulated community.. review erosion and sediment pollution control plans for compliance with regulations.. assess and resolve erosion and sediment pollution control complaints.. conduct site inspections of ongoing earth disturbance activities to insure compliance with the approved plan.. Authority to administer the erosion and sediment pollution control program is delegated to the conservation district by the Pennsylvania DEP.. Chapter 102 - Erosion Sedimentation Pollution.. Control Program.. Best Management Practices, such as silt fence (top) and erosion control blankets (above), prevent erosion from occurring from earth disturbance during construction..

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  • Title: Seedling Sale-Main
    Descriptive info: General Info.. Plant.. Descriptions.. Planting Guidelines.. Order Form.. Our annual seedling sale is now underway! To see the plants available for this year's sale, click the Plant Descriptions tab above.. This program offers area residents the opportunity to beautify their property while helping to improve the envrionment by planting trees and shrubs.. The sale features evergreen and deciduous seedlings, fruit trees, strawberries, blueberries and potted perennials.. Evergreens.. are three and four year old bareroot seedlings;.. deciduous.. trees and shrubs are two and three year old bareroot seedlings.. Fruit.. trees are bareroot, approximately 4-6 feet tall.. Small Fruits.. , new this year, include four varieties of strawberry plants (sold in bundles of 25) and four varieties of blueberry plants.. Five types of flowering.. perennials.. are available sold individually in small plastic pots.. Proceeds from our annual sale help support conservation projects in Dauphin County.. PAYMENT.. All seedlings must be purchased by placing a prepaid order.. A check issued to Dauphin County Conservation District must be received with your order form by.. Friday, March 23.. DCCD will charge a $25.. 00 fee for any check returned for insufficient funds..  ...   reminder notice will be sent to you in early April.. WHERE.. Orders are to be picked up at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin.. This facility is two miles north of Dauphin Borough on Route 225 between Clarks Creek and Peters Mountain.. From Harrisburg, take Route 322 West to the Halifax exit, take the ramp towards Halifax.. This turns into Route 225 North, which is Peters Mountain Road.. Follow Route 225 for approximately 1.. 8 miles and look for the green tree signs on your right.. DCCD reserves the right to substitute a different size seedling for any species pending availability and severe growing conditions.. If any one species is sold out, the District will refund payment for those seedlings not available.. Survival rates of bareroot seedlings vary from site to site, from excellent to poor.. We strive to provide the most viable seedlings available and all efforts are made to handle seedlings in order to prevent root stress.. DCCD will not insure successful plantings of bareroot seedlings, as our suppliers will not insure seedling survival.. Seedling Sale - General Information..

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  • Title: Publications
    Descriptive info: Articles and Publications.. Your Water, Your Future Newsletter Series (2007).. An eleven-issue series that provides an in-depth overview about water resources and stormwater management.. Stormwater BMP Tour (2006).. DCCD's self-guided walking tour features fact sheets for 14 stormwater best management practices, including: bioretention areas, rain gardens, porous paving materials, and infiltration tanks.. Click on the heading of each article to be directed to the project's home page..

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  • Title: Pest Control
    Descriptive info: Gypsy Moth Suppression Program.. DCCD serves as the coordinator for DCNR's Gypsy Moth Suppression Program in Dauphin County.. The objective of this program is to protect trees in forested private residential areas from serious damage caused by gypsy moth caterpillars.. The program is designed to keep the gypsy moth population to a minimum, not to eradicate it.. Instructions for submitting spray requests are posted in local newspapers in late spring through early summer.. Landowners must request spraying in order to be considered.. Typically, spray requests must be submitted between June 1 and August 15 to either municipal government or to DCCD, depending on the location of the property.. The gypsy moth's life cycle determines the timeframe for spraying.. Caterpillars hatch in late April and eventually grow to be 1.. 5 to 2.. 5 inches long.. After the feeding stage is over in late June or July, the caterpillars enter the pupal  ...   conducted, it will occur during the following spring.. A biological insecticide, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is used to suppress the gypsy moth population.. This program is conducted and cost-shared in cooperation with DCNR, Dauphin County and local municipalities.. Click.. here.. to download the Objector to Spraying form.. West Nile Virus Program.. Pennsylvania's West Nile Virus Surveillance Program is a multi-agency effort headed by the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), that monitors the vector ecology, geographic characteristics and epidemiology of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Pennsylvania.. As the coordinator for the WNV program in Dauphin County, DCCD's duties are to monitor the mosquito population within the county by locating breeding locations and sampling larval populations, to collect samples of adult mosquitos for virus isolation samples, and to suppress the mosquito population within Dauphin County through larval control strategies.. to submit a Mosquito Control Service Request form via email.. Pest Management Programs..

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  • Title: Projects-Home
    Descriptive info: Bear Creek Abandoned Mine Drainage Remediation.. Stormwater BMP Tour.. Click on one of the headings above to access the project's web page.. Spring Creek Buffer Enhancement Project.. Spring Creek Riparian Buffer Restoration and Education Project Fact Sheet.. Project Partners:.. The Dauphin County Conservation District worked together with the.. Derry.. Parks.. and Recreation Department,.. School District.. , Derry Township Environmental Action Committee, and Swatara Watershed Organization.. Project funding was partially provided by the Water Resource Education Network (WREN) through its Watershed Education grant and PA American Water through its Environmental Grant.. Project Description:.. Riparian buffers provide many benefits to water quality in streams.. Non-point source pollutants are filtered, while passing through riparian vegetation before runoff enters streams during storm events.. Likewise, groundwater infiltration can be improved  ...   increased from less sediment entering streams by way of streambank erosion.. Roots from trees and shrubs help to hold sediment on streambanks during storm events, rather than easily eroding into streams.. The Spring Creek Streamside Buffer project aims to achieve these benefits as a riparian buffer stabilizes over time.. The map provides information on the outlying area of the buffer, beneficial native riparian trees and shrubs used in the project, and links to educational riparian buffer websites.. View Larger Map.. This project has been partially funded by Pennsylvania American Water and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund through a Section 319 federal Clean Water Act grant from the Pennslyvania Department of Environmental Protection, administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency.. Projects..

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