Accepting Bids for Ag BMP Project

The Luzerne Conservation District is accepting bids for Agricultural Best Management Projects in Hollenback and Kingston Townships, Luzerne County.  These agricultural conservation projects at two farms consist of roofed, concrete stabilized Animal Heavy Use Areas, manure management facilities, and related best management practices.

Click here for more information.

Bids must be received by 10:00 A.M, Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

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.







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.