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Franklin County

Conservation District

185 Franklin Farm Lane

Chambersburg, PA 17202



Conservation District History

The Grassroots conservation led to the passing of the Conservation District law over 50 years ago, this law stated the need for the development of county conservation districts. The Franklin County Conservation District was created on February 14, 1956. Every county in Pennsylvania, except Philadelphia County, currently has a conservation district. A board of directors is appointed by the county commissioners and acts as the governing body. The board members must reside within their representative county and are chosen from different economic backgrounds.

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.


Click here for Poster Contest Information


Click here for a list of our Partnering Organizations


Click here to view our 2014 Annual Report


Proper Management and Disposal of Dead Poultry Stock in Response to Potential Avian Influenza

Letter from State Conservation Commission & Department of Environmental Protection

Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control Plan Narrative

Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control Plan Narrative (completed sample)

Burial and Outdoor Composting Options


Initiative to Credit Farmers for their Conservation Efforts Begins

(Harrisburg, PA) Pennsylvania’s farmers deserve credit for the work they do to ensure clean water and healthy soil. In order to give them the proper credit, the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) is asking farmers to voluntarily complete an online survey.

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Click here to take Manure Management Self-Reporting Survey


***Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Chesapeake Bay Program.


A special thanks to the Franklin County Career and Technology Center for remodeling our website!