Stream Bank Stabilization
Stream Bank Stabilization

Stream Bank Stabilization

Stream Bank Stabilization

Ag Waste Storage
Ag Waste Storage

Ag Waste Storage

Ag Waste Storage

Dirt and Gravel Roads
Dirt and Gravel Roads

Dirt and Gravel Roads

Dirt and Gravel Roads

Educational Events
Educational Events

Educational Events

Collection of aquatic insects at Caledonia State Park for indications of water quality.

Erosion and Sediment Control
Erosion and Sediment Control

Erosion and Sediment Control

Erosion and Sediment Control

Winter Cover Crop
Winter Cover Crop

Winter Cover Crop

Winter Cover Crop

FCCD Board Announces Ernie Tarner Memorial Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fund

November 8, 2021 – The Franklin County Conservation District Board of Directors is pleased to announce the renaming of our annual golf tournament and scholarship fund.

In the spring of 2022, we will be holding the newly renamed “Ernie Tarner Memorial Golf Tournament” with proceeds benefitting the “Ernie Tarner Memorial Scholarship Fund.”

Ernie served as the Franklin County Conservation District Manager for 30 years. Known as a people person, Ernie loved assisting constituents in solving stormwater and erosion problems. His promotion of conservation helped make Franklin County a better place to live.

We are pleased to memorialize these events and to continue Ernie’s legacy in this way for years to come.

Ernest Tarner, Jr. (1947 – 2021) Former FCCD Manager

2021 Conservation Farmer of the Year:

Lesher’s Poultry Farm, Inc.

Click HERE for photos


Applications from Franklin County farmers are being accepted for:

Conservation Excellence Grant (CEG) (Round 2) – Click HERE for more information

Streamside Grass Buffer Program (brand new program for 2021) – Click HERE for more information


SPOTTED LANTERNFLY QUARANTINE AREA INCLUDES FRANKLIN COUNTY

To report a sighting, please call 1-888-422-3359 or use the reporting tool found at: https://extension.psu.edu/have-you-seen-a-spotted-lanternfly.

BUSINESSES (includes farming) that operate in or travel through quarantined counties are required to obtain a Spotted Lanternfly permit.

Click HERE for permit training.

Click HERE for more information on the permit.

HOMEOWNERS and FARMERS with questions about treatment are encouraged to contact the Franklin County Penn State Extension office (717-263-9226) to learn about management, including approved sprays. You may also call  visit: www.extension.psu.edu

Pennsylvanians who live inside the quarantine zone should also review and sign the Compliance Checklist for residents. Click HERE.

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FIND US ON FACEBOOK!  Facebook icon

The district now has a Facebook page to share the latest news and events happening in Franklin County, as well as informational tidbits of interest.

You can find us HERE!  LIKE & SHARE our page!

 


Franklin County Conservation District Board Meeting

Monthly Directors Meeting
Mon, Nov 8, 2021 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/791885237

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 791-885-237

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/791885237

*As per FCCD policy, “advance notice of individuals wishing to make comments during the Franklin County Conservation District Board meeting shall be made with the District Manager by calling 717-264-5499.  Only two (2) representatives of the same issue will be permitted to address the Board of Directors for a total of 10 minutes (5 minutes per person).”

 


 

What Does The Conservation District Do?

Implements soil and water conservation programs with various funding sources and partnerships. Duties include: Erosion and Sedimentation Controls, Nutrient Management/Act 38, Chesapeake Bay, Watershed, and Environmental Education. The Conservation District also conducts annual events such as the Envirothon (state and county), Eco-Days, tree seedling sales, school presentations, and many other activities.

 

Watch a short video about Conservation Districts.

 

TO REPORT ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES AFTER HOURS:

Please call DEP at 800-541-2050