Lehigh County Conservation District

Our Purpose

To protect, conserve, and provide leadership for the sustainability of our natural resources.

Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly quarantine in our area has been expanded.

Educational Programs

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Announcements and Events

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Tree planting opportunity in Allentown's beloved Lehigh Parkway for anyone interested in providing essential vegetation buffering to one of the county’s most urban streams! Saturday, April 13th from 9am-12pm at 40.56086° N, 75.51285° W Parking lot is on Keystone...

What not to dump down the drain! FREE EDUCATIONAL EVENT!

The Lehigh County Conservation District, in partnership with Lehigh County Authority and Penn State Extension, is carrying out a FREE Household Hazardous Waste event for Lehigh County Residents on Saturday, April 27th, 2024 from 10am to 12pm at Lehigh County Authority...


27 April 2024

Household Hazardous Waste Educational Event

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lehigh County Authority, 1053 Spruce Road
Allentown, PA 18106 United States
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To protect, conserve and provide leadership for the sustainability of our natural resources.

The Lehigh County Conservation District was established by the Lehigh County Commissioners on September 26, 1946, at the request of a significant number of landowners in the county. It is one of sixty-six conservation districts in Pennsylvania and nearly 3,000 nationwide. At that time, its primary purpose was to address soil erosion from mostly agricultural properties. Governed by a volunteer board of citizen directors, it was staffed by employees of the Soil Conservation Service in the US Department of Agriculture, who worked with farmers to develop farm conservation plans.

The past half-century has seen the District employ its own staff to address a variety of resource management concerns: agricultural nutrient management, biosolids application, as well as soil conservation; erosion and sediment control from urban development sites, farmland preservation, conservation education, and watershed protection. Currently, fourteen employees work in these program areas, most under delegation agreement or contract with state agencies.

The District is funded by three major sources: county government, state government and user fees. Donations and fundraising activities help fund educational programs. The current board consists of three farmers and three public directors and one county commissioner. Directors, appointed by the County Executive, serve four-year terms, and meet monthly to set policy, hear progress reports, and plan the District’s work. The Pennsylvania State Conservation Commission guides them in their operations, and they belong to both the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts and the National Association of Conservation.