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LATEST NEWS  

Become a PA Master Naturalist

Calling all Nature Nerds: Mater Naturalist Training Course Offered in Spring 2023

Final deadline to apply is February 1, 2023

2023 Southwest PA Soil Health Conference

When: January 25, 2023

           9:00am - 3:30pm

Where: Fred Rogers Center 

            Saint Vincent College 

            300 Fraser Purchase Rd 

            Latrobe, PA 15650

Registration Fee: $40 per person

                             ($45 after January 13th)

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Upcoming Events

2022 BCCD Board Meetings

 

 

January 14 - February - 11 - March 11 - April 8 - May 13 - June 10 - July 8 - August 12 - September 9 - October 14 - November 18 - December 9 

Start Time: 10:00AM

The public may attend via zoom link if requested from the district.

2023 Southwest PA Soil Health Conference 

January 25, 2023 

9:00am - 3:30pm

Get Involved

Mission Statement

The Beaver County Conservation District provides leadership in natural resource management through outreach, education, and technical assistance.

2022 Coloring Contest

Congratulations to our 2022 Coloring Contest winners!!! Prizes will be mailed to the schools/teachers of these students this week.

The 2022 Coloring Contest invited Beaver County students in grades 1-3 to color a beaver in its habitat. Judging criteria included accuracy, completeness, neatness, and creative interpretation. We had 863 entries this year.

Thank you to all the students, teachers, and schools who participated!

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BCCD Trail Map

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Orienteering Map

Level: Beginner

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Eagle Scout Project - Duck Boxes

Hi, my name is Dalton Prevost from Boy Scout Troop 414 in Economy PA. I have been involved with scouts ever since I was a tiger cub scout. This spring, I reached out to the Beaver County Conservation District for an Eagle Project. They were happy to have me, and I am happy that I got to do my Eagle Project with them. Throughout this summer and fall I completed my project. My Eagle Project included the removal of all the duck boxes on the property, the refurbishment of five of those duck boxes, and the construction of five new duck boxes. I installed the new and refurbished boxes closer to the water on the property. As someone who appreciates ducks and all wildlife, and giving back to the community, I had a lot of fun and pride in this project. Doing this project with the Conservation District allowed me to learn a lot about leadership and taking action in my own community. I am thankful for the opportunity that the Beaver County Conservation District provided and happy to provide new homes for the wood ducks in the area. 

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Local Work Group Meeting

Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler County 

Where: Butler Service Center, 625 Evans City                   Road, Butler, PA 

Microsoft Teams - send request to join to sharon.batistig@usda.gov

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 10:00 AM

Contact: NRCS at 724-919-5147

               BCCD at 724-378-1701

Help NRCS Focus efforts to improve natural resources by identifying conservation priorities. Landowners, agency staff, and interest members of the public are all welcome. 

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Eagle Scout Project at the District

Hello, I am Eric Larson from Troop 766 and I have been a Scout for 11 years. During this past summer I began my Trail to Eagle which has included organizing and constructing five picnic benches for the Beaver County Conservation District. My trail began with wanting to give back to a community resource where the public is able to enjoy and learn about the natural resources in our area. I have learned quite a bit through various learning curves such as fundraising, time management, construction, and communication. I believe that these benches will be standing strong to serve the community for many years to come. Thank you for letting me have this opportunity to give back.

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Pennsylvania Landowners Guide to Utility-Scale Solar Leasing

This guide is intended to inform landowners on terminology, background information, and considerations to make when approached to lease their land for utility-scale solar.

BCCD Summer 2022 Newsletter
Beaver Tales

Once the spring fieldtrip season wrapped up, we were able to prepare for some major events and outreach opportunities. In late May, we kicked off our summer with 90° temperatures at Senator Vogel’s Kids’ Extravaganza, setting up our Mobile Education Center (MEC) with displays on water resources and wetland habitats....

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2021 Annual Report

Want to know what BCCD has accomplished in 2021? Check out our annual report to find out what we did last year! 

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