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Volunteer for MCCD Tree Plantings This Fall

Tree Planting at Stony Creek Farms Community

130 Clydesdale Circle, Norristown, PA 19403 (Worcester Twp)
Friday, October 7, from 1pm-4pm
Saturday, October 8, from 9am-1pm

More details and sign up here:


Tree Planting at Magnolia Meadows Preserved Farm

231 Hoffman Road, Barto, PA 19504 (Douglass Township)
Thursday, October 27    9:30am-3pm (half-day and full-day shifts available)
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These restoration projects were made possible by the TreeVitalize Watersheds Grant program and the Plant One Million campaign, managed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program, as well as Aqua PA for projects located within its source water protection zones.

MCCD Hosts Contractor Workshop Sept. 14

MCCD presented a series of speakers to aid contractors and others from the development community in meeting Chapter 102 requirements.  Topics included mitigating soil compaction and the proper installation of E&S and PCSM best management practices.

Presentation slides may be viewed by clicking the links below.

E&S Installation and Mistakes

Soil Compaction

E&S and PCSM


Watershed Congress Announces Call for Presenters

The Watershed Congress Organizing Committee is now accepting proposals for presentations for the 2017 Watershed Congress, which will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Montgomery County Community College Pottstown campus.

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM, October 31, 2016.
All applications must be submitted online.

Additional guidance for those interested in submitting a session proposal, with proposal formatting information, is available here.

The Watershed Congress advances the best available information and techniques for protecting and restoring watersheds. The focus on networking across disciplines means that the Congress melds science, policy and practical applications into one program. Every year, a growing and changing group of individuals attends to gain new knowledge, acquire tools, and practice techniques that will allow them to take active roles in the stewardship of their natural resources.

Find more information about the Watershed Congress.
Contact the Watershed Congress Organizing Committee.

MCCD to Host Contractor Workshop Sept. 14

The Montgomery County Conservation District is hosting a workshop for contractors to be held at the Montgomery County 4H Center in Creamery on September 14 from 7am-11:30am.

This event is free for participants, but pre-registration is required due to limited seating.

Topics will include tips for meeting NPDES permit requirements, common problems with E&S and Stormwater BMPs on sites, and solutions for proper BMP installation.


Space is still available.  Register now by calling (610) 489-4506, extension 19!

MCCD Awarded Grant for Urban Ag Conservation

Collegeville, July 22, 2016 – Montgomery County Conservation District (MCCD) was awarded $26,400 to build technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture conservation projects on Sunday, July 17, by the National Association of Conservation Districts. NACD granted a total of $2 million to MCCD and 41 other districts across 25 states.

The initiative, in partnership with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, aims to increase and stabilize technical assistance capacity where the land is predominantly urban or urbanizing. The 2016 urban grants announced Sunday will allow districts to help urban farmers, community gardens, and other local agricultural partnerships implement conservation practices that support local food production, provide opportunities for education and stewardship, and protect natural resources.

MCCD will use the grant to establish the framework for an urban agriculture conservation initiative to be utilized and implemented in two target areas of Montgomery County within the first year; Norristown and Pottstown. The framework will include the creation of an electronic Urban Agricultural Conservation Resource Guide (eUACRG) to be utilized in the development, execution and sustainability of urban agricultural sites, the production of a documentary video to demonstrate and disseminate project results, as well as the creation of a partnership network to support and provide technical assistance for the expansion of urban agriculture into communities.

For more information on the program, contact Jessica Moldofsky, Ag Conservation Specialist, at the Montgomery County Conservation District, 610-489-4506 x14.

Read the full press release from NACD.

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.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:15AM – 4:15PM