Municipal, Engineers, & Contractors Conservation Workshop Set for 4/12/17

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 Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Wilkes-Barre (East Mountain Inn).  Click below for more information:

AGENDA & REGISTRATION FORM (includes exhibitor information)


Ag E&S and Manure Management Plan Workshops Scheduled

Do you need an Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control Plan or a Manure Management Plan?

The PA Department of Environmental Protection has initiated farm inspections within Luzerne County to check for compliance with state water quality regulations.  These plans are the first step in meeting those requirements.

The Luzerne Conservation District will be holding the following workshops that will help you develop plans to bring your farm into compliance:

March 6, 2017, 9AM-3PM
Nescopeck Township Building
429 Berwick Hazelton Hwy.
Nescopeck, PA 18635
March 27, 2017, 9AM-3PM
Back Mountain EMA Building
3593 State Route 118
Dallas, PA 18612

Call now to reserve your seat to write your own plan.  If you do not currently have a conservation plan; you don’t want to miss this meeting!

A free lunch will be provided, but registration is required.  Call Amy at 570-938-3022 to register.  

The deadline to register for the Nescopeck Township workshop is February 28th, and the deadline to register for the Back Mountain workshop is March 20th.


Luzerne County Envirothon Set for April 21st

The Luzerne Conservation District will be hosting the 2017 Luzerne County Envirothon at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds on Friday, April 21, 2017.  The Envirothon is an annual environmental competition for high school students.  The district coordinates and sponsors the Luzerne County Envirothon each spring.  The event is for Luzerne County high school students in grades 9 – 12. It tests their knowledge of the environment at five testing stations: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife, and a Current Issue, which changes each year (this year: “Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship”).  Each station is facilitated by a different agency: the district, USDA NRCS, PA Fish & Boat Commission, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, PA Game Commission, and DCNR Bureau of Parks. The district coordinates the competition and encourages every school in the county to participate.

Teachers can contact John Levitsky at the district office with questions or for more information (570-674-7991 ext. 5).


Welcome to our updated webpage!

We have updated the look of our website, and we will be working on updating some of the content.  We would appreciate your patience as we implement these changes.  As always, feel free to call us at 570-674-7991 if there is something you can’t find here.


Important Information on Recording PCSM Instrument Filing Notices

Due to recent problems with recording the Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) Instrument Filing Notices for permitted construction projects, the Luzerne Conservation District and PA DEP met with the Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds Office.  The County Recorder is requesting that the following documents be recorded as one filing:

  1. PCSM Instrument Filing Notice Document 3150-PM-BWEW0556
  2. Instrument for the Declaration of Restrictions and Covenants
  3. PCSM plan (on no larger than 11”x17” paper)

This will avoid the county from charging recording fees for each document and requiring the PCSM plans to be signed by the county and notarized separately.  In addition, the documents should be recorded as a “Declaration”, which falls under the “Deeds – Miscellaneous” category.

Click here for the Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds’ fee schedule.


New District Phone System

We recently upgraded our phone system.  The phone number for our main line remains the same, 570-674-7991.  However, direct numbers and extensions for individual staff members have changed.  To reach individual district staff members, please call the main line and listen to the options provided by the auto-answer system to be directed to the appropriate person.