Manure Management Plan Writing Now Available as an Online Course

Penn State Extension has developed a new online course called “Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners”.  The purpose of the course is to help farmers and animal owners understand and meet the Manure Management Plan requirements.  As they work through the course materials, they will have the opportunity and guidance to write a manure management plan for their farm.  The course is available on the Penn State Extension website. The cost to register for the online course is $59.00.  Click here for more information about the online course. 
*Luzerne County agricultural producers who complete the course and develop a Manure Management Plan for their operation may be eligible for reimbursement of the course registration fee by the conservation district.  Please contact Amy (570-938-3022) or Mike (570-938-3018) for more information on this reimbursement.

MMI Preparatory School Team Wins Luzerne County Envirothon

Left to right: PA Game Commission- Gerald Kaparal, Envirothon Coordinator- John Levitsky, Joshua Kalada-Kania, Lauren Babinetz, MMI instructor- Michael Mele, Lois Ann Polashenski, Samuel Sessock, Alexander Sessock and PA Fish & Boat Commission-John Cummings.

A team of students from MMI Preparatory School, Freeland took first place at the 38th Annual Luzerne County Envirothon held on April 21, 2017 at the Luzerne County Fair Grounds near Dallas.  Nearly 146 students representing 30 teams from 7 different high schools competed in the event with MMI’s Team-A the overall winner with a team score of 432 points.  The following teams placed second and third respectively in the event: E.L. Meyers Team A and Greater Nanticoke Area Team C.  The MMI Prep team will go on to compete at the PA State Envirothon, May 23rd and 24th at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.







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.