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LATEST NEWS  

Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 PM

156 Cowpath Road Aliquippa, PA 15001

Registration: Hannah at 724.378.1701 ext. 211 or hannah.ward@bccdpa.us

Free rain barrels and kits limited to first 20 households.

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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 11 - December 9 

Start Time: 10:00AM

The public may attend via zoom link if requested from 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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Interested in discussing the links amongst energy development, groundwater quality and public health? Participate in upcoming focus groups organized by Penn State researchers!

Registration: To register, please fill out this form: https://forms.office.com/r/xb4EuXzfBm.

Or, get in touch with Dr. Jennifer Baka, the Principal Investigator or Owen Harrington, a Penn State Graduate Student in Geography who will be helping to conduct the focus groups.

Dr. Baka: jeb525@psu.edu, 814-865-9656

Mr. Harrington: ofh5033@psu.edu

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Get Involved

Mission Statement

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

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Orienteering Map

Level: Beginner

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Mosquito surveillance and control is continuing as West Nile Virus positive mosquito samples are increasing across the Pennsylvania. Beaver County has now reported 1 positive mosquito sample for West Nile Virus. Control and additional surveillance were performed in response. We have responded to 1 mosquito call of concern and 1 dead bird call of concern. To help reduce the spread of West Nile Virus and reduce adult mosquito population around the county, 4 adult mosquito control events were performed by backpack application at areas of concern.

Since BG Sentinel surveillance began in June, we have seen a rise in the presence of the Asian Tiger Mosquito in the county. We would like to remind everyone to check around their properties for potential breeding areas. Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger mosquito prefers cryptic locations. They prefer dark protected areas where there is a lack of predation or disturbance. They are especially drawn to tires that hold water and other areas like pipes, holes, cisterns, etc. The Asian Tiger mosquito is attracted to artificial containers to breed, so by dumping out and removing any standing water that may lay in containers, it eliminates breeding habitat. In areas that cannot be dumped or drained, there are products available to treat the water and eliminate any mosquito larvae before they become adults.  Products like mosquito dunks and granules with Bti can be purchased at home improvement and retail stores. Be sure to read the label and follow the instructions for proper product usage and placement.

This month, we have deployed approximately 79 gravid traps and 12 BG Sentinel traps and have collected over 9,500 adult mosquitoes.

Surveillance will continue throughout the season until October of this year.

Since it is in full swing, now is a good time to check around the home and make it less attractive to mosquitoes. Check gutters for standing water that may lay for longer periods of time after a rain event.  Check screens and windows that may have tears or cracks that can let mosquitoes enter your home. Check rain barrels and other artificial containers that hold water for longer periods of time.  

Any questions related to West Nile Virus or mosquito concerns, please contact us at the Beaver County Conservation District  724-378-1701 ext. 222

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.

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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2022 Environmental Education Donation Request

The Beaver County Conservation District is seeking donations to support our environmental education offerings for students and families here in Beaver County. We divide these educational offerings into three categories: 1. the annual Envirothon, 2. our new Mobile Education Center, and 3. our environmental programs. Your support helps to ensure that students in Beaver County continue to have access to hands-on environmental education programs and get to experience new learning opportunities in their own communities! For more information please see the link below!                                                                                                                    

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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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