***IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATE***

Revised District Application & New Expedited Review Program

The Montgomery County Conservation District Board of Directors, at the October 20, 2014, Board of Directors meeting, passed a resolution adopting revisions to the “Application for Chapter 102 and/or NPDES Permit Review.”  As well, a resolution was passed to implement an “Expedited Review Program.”  These changes will be EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015.

Any application received after 2:00 pm on December 31, 2014, will be required to submit a project using the new application form.  The instructions and fee schedule have been revised to reflect the increasing requirements of implementing the Chapter 102/NPDES program.

The new application form and Expedited Review Policy will continue to be available on the Chapter 102/NPDES Program page of our website.

Questions pertaining to the revised “Application for Chapter 102 and/or NPDES Review” and the “Expedited Review Program” may be directed to the District Manager, Gus Meyer, at (610) 489-4506 x 22.

2015 Watershed Congress is Seeking Presenters

The Watershed Congress Organizing Committee is now accepting proposals for presentations for the 2015 Watershed Congress along the Schuylkill River, to be held Saturday, March 14.  Submissions are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2014.  All applications must be submitted online here.

For more guidance on submitting a session proposal, read the full Call for Presenters, or contact Chari Towne.

Find more information about the Watershed Congress.

TreeVitalize Community Grant Applications Due September 19

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is accepting TreeVitalize grant applications to cover the costs of planting 10-100 community and street trees.  For more information, contact Barley VanClief at 215-988-8793 or bvanclief@pennhort.org.

Master Watershed Stewards Program Accepting Applicants Through July 1

The  Conservation District is partnering with Penn State Extension and others to bring the Master Watershed Stewards Program to Montgomery County!   The program provides extensive training in watershed management to educate and empower volunteers who want to help improve the health of our streams and rivers.  If you have a keen interest in the environment, a willingness to learn, and a strong desire to make a difference, you can become a Master Watershed Steward.

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>Apply today!

Changes To MCCD Plan Acceptance Policies

Due to the tremendous increase in plan/permit applications we will no longer be accepting piecemeal plan revisions.  All revisions must be submitted as part of a complete application package unless specifically otherwise agreed and allowed by the reviewer.  Piecemeal applications will no longer be accepted and could lead to the project being withdrawn if the complete set is not submitted by the due date.

Also, please note that any changes to the NOI throughout the approval process must be either re-notarized with the applicant’s signature or initialed by the designer who is listed as the contact on the certification page of the NOI (page 11).  Please be sure that the NOI is separate from bound narratives as they must be taken out and sent to DEP separately and not as part of a bound narrative.

Mission Statement
To protect and improve the quality of life of the residents of Montgomery County and surrounding communities by providing, in cooperation with others, timely and efficient service, education, and technical guidance, for the wise use of our soil, water, and related resources.

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