Accepting Bids for Ag BMP Project

The Luzerne Conservation District is requesting bids for the Moyer Animal Heavy Use Area Project.  This agricultural conservation project at a farm in Hollenback Township, Luzerne County consists of a roofed, concrete stabilized Animal Heavy Use Area.

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Bids must be received by 10:00 A.M. on Monday, March 30, 2015.

Soil Health Breakfast Set for February 17th

soil_managementThe Luzerne Conservation District is hosting a “Soil Health Breakfast” on Tuesday, February 17th at Tom’s Kitchen on Route 93 near Conyngham.  We invite agricultural growers in the area for an opportunity to network about soil health, cover crops, no-till and related topics.  The meeting will be 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.  Guest speaker Gerard Troisi, a consultant with Upper Susquehanna Crop Management Associates, will be talking about “Planting Green” and on-farm examples of using the Haney Soil Test to manage soil health.

For questions or to register please contact Amy Salansky at 570-779-0732 ext. 110.

February Board Meeting Cancelled

The meeting of the Luzerne Conservation District Board of Directors, that was scheduled for Thursday, February 12, 2015,  has been cancelled.  The next District Board meeting will be March 12, 2015.

Municipal, Engineers, & Contractors Conservation Workshop Set for 2/20/15

The Luzerne Conservation District is hosting a Conservation Workshop for Municipal workers & officials, Engineers and Contractors in Luzerne and surrounding counties.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide the latest information on soil and water issues and requirements.

The workshop is scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus banquet facility in Luzerne, PA.  Click below for more information:

AGENDA & GENERAL REGISTRATION FORM

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FORM

January District Board Meeting

The January meeting of the Luzerne Conservation District Board of Directors is scheduled for 6:00 PM , Thursday, January 15, 2015.  The public is welcome to attend.  The meeting schedule for the rest of 2015 will be set at that meeting and posted afterward.

MEETING AGENDA

 

Wyoming Valley West Team Wins Luzerne County Envirothon

Left to Right:  Luzerne Co. Envirothon Coordinator Aaron Stredny, Joe DelSanto, Ben Yuscavage, Brian Novitski, Chris Bloom, Mike Baur & WVW Teacher/Advisor Mr. Robert Boncziewski

Left to Right: Luzerne Co. Envirothon Coordinator Aaron Stredny, Joe DelSanto, Ben Yuscavage, Brian Novitski, Chris Bloom, Mike Baur & WVW Teacher/Advisor Mr. Robert Boncziewski

A team of students from Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth took first place at this year’s Luzerne County Envirothon. The 35th Annual Luzerne County Envirothon took place on a rainy April 30, 2014 at the PPL Susquehanna Riverlands in Berwick. More than 160 students representing 37 teams from 10 different schools competed in the event with Wyoming Valley West’s Team-A achieving the overall highest score. The Wyoming Valley West team will go on to compete at the PA State Envirothon at Susquehanna University and PPL Montour Preserve in Snyder County on May 20-21, 2014. The following teams placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in this year’s county event: Greater Nanticoke Area High School’s Teams B and A.

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Our Mission:
Conserving land and water resources in Luzerne County by promoting public awareness, providing technical assistance, and encouraging regulatory compliance.