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Carlisle, PA 17013-9101
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Latest News!

Cover Crop Incentive Program 2016-2017
The Cumberland County Conservation District is offering a Cover Crop Incentive Program for the 2016-2017 crop year. Any farmer who plants a winter cover crop is eligible for this incentive program. Cover crop that is no-till planted will be paid $30.00 per acre or minimum tillage will be paid $20.00 per acre. For more information or to apply please call Brady Seeley at 717-240-5357 or email at bseeley@ccpa.net. Please note that some requirements have changed from last year so please call for more information.


Mission Statement
The Cumberland County Conservation District is a governmental agency that advocates the stewardship and protection of the natural resources of Cumberland County to sustain and improve the quality of life for its citizens.

About Us
The Cumberland County Conservation District began operations on July 1, 1953, after a group of local farmers interested in the conservation of their soil and water resources made their interest known to the County Commissioners.

The District is responsible for administering soil and water conservation programs in Cumberland County. Most of the programs conducted at the county level are delegated to the District by the Commonwealth's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The Conservation District has signed delegation agreements or contracts with DEP and the State Conservation Commission to administer the following programs in Cumberland County: Erosion Control (Chapter 102), National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for construction activities, Chesapeake Bay Program, Nutrient Management Program and Dirt and Gravel Roads Program.

The District also carries out many environmental education activities, including the Envirothon, sponsorship of local students to attend summer conservation camps, and scholarships for college students enrolled in an environmental or natural resource major. All environmental programs are funded by proceeds from the Districts annual tree seedling sale and golf tournament. Approximately 15,000 seedlings are sold each year. The Conservation District also has a water testing program for County residents. Once a month, citizens may bring their water sample to the District office to be tested by a local laboratory.

A seven-member board of directors appointed by the County Commissioners governs the Cumberland County Conservation District. Four members of the board represent the farming community, two represent the general public, and one representative is a County Commissioner.



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