Innovative Ag Workshop “Growing Your Operation” to be Held at Berks County Ag Center

The Montgomery County and Berks County Conservation Districts are teaming up with NRCS, Penn State Extension, and the Berks Conservancy to host a FREE workshop for farmers on February 26, 2015, from 8:30am-3:30pm.  The workshop will cover topics such as techniques for healthy soil, funding opportunities, and how to market farm services.  Manure hauler and broker credits will be available.

A pig roast lunch will be provided.

For more details, and to register, click here.

PA American Water Offers 2015 Stream Of Learning Scholarship Program

Pennsylvania American Water Wednesday announced applications are being accepted for its 2015 Stream of Learning Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who are planning to pursue careers in the water and wastewater industry.

Applications are due March 16.

Registration Open for Envirothon 2015!

Registration forms and schedules are now available for the high school, middle school, and elementary school events.  Spaces are filling quickly, so register your students today!

To fill out a registration form, and see more details, please visit our Envirothon page.

Registration Open for 2015 Watershed Congress

The 2015 Watershed Congress along the Schuylkill River will take place Saturday, March 14, 2015,  from 7:30AM to 3:15PM, at the Montgomery County Community College campus in Pottstown, PA.

The 2015 Watershed Congress will offer an empowering keynote, information packed breakout sessions, one-on-one poster discussions and more. Read more about the 2015 program, including session abstracts, here.

Benefits of Attending: Network across disciplines • Hear from experts and practitioners • Broaden your knowledge • Receive continuing education/professional development credits.

Who Should Attend? Federal, state & local agency representatives • Municipal officials & staff • Environmental consultants & contractors • Watershed organizations • Community groups • Conservancies & land trusts • Educators & students • The general public.

Registration fees include locally sourced continental breakfast and lunch with gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

  • Registration: Through February 27th, $50
  • Late Registration: February 28th through  March 14th, $75
  • A special Student Rate of $35 is available for current graduate or undergraduate students. To qualify for the Student Rate, submit by mail: 1) your registration form, 2) payment, 2) a copy of your dated student ID, and 3) a copy of an official picture ID.

The Watershed Congress is a an annual gathering of citizens interested in watershed protection and restoration.

Attend as a representative of your local stream!

MCCD Will Receive Sealed Bids for Jenkintown Creek Watershed Improvement Project

Montgomery County Conservation District, 143 Level Road, Collegeville, PA 19426, will receive sealed bids for the following project:  Jenkintown Creek Watershed Improvements.

 

Spec. #6254, Jenkintown Creek Watershed Improvements, due February 3, 2015, by 3:00 P.M.

 

Further information and requests to receive an official copy of a detailed specification may be found on the County website http://www.montcopa.org at the “Requests for Proposals/Bids” link.

 

The required certified check or bid bond must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, clearly marked on the outside “Montgomery County Conservation District Proposal for Jenkintown Creek Watershed Improvements” and delivered to the Montgomery County Conservation District, 143 Level Road, Collegeville, PA 19426, prior to the 3:00 P.M. deadline on the date set forth above.

 

A mandatory pre-bid conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:00 A.M., at the site, Sisters of St. Basil the Great, 701 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.

 

Bids will be opened publicly by representatives of the Montgomery County Conservation District, 143 Level Road, Collegeville, PA 19426, PA at 3:30 P.M. on the same day.

 

The right is reserved to accept or reject any or all bids or parts thereof and to award the contract as is determined to serve the best interest of the Montgomery County Conservation District.

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.

Check the Upcoming Events page for our other programs and items of interest!