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Union County Conservation District  operations are restricted as follows until further notice due to COVID-19.

In response to direction from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Union County Commissioners the Union County Conservation District will operate as follows after June 5, 2020 based on the current condition outlined by the Governor’s office.

 

1. District Staff will be doing fieldwork and meetings following CDC and PA Dept of Health guidelines.  Phone calls or electronic meetings are preferred when possible to help limit in person contact. 

2. Our staff will be working in our offices each week from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm  M-F

3. Permits will be processed in accordance with DEP/SCC guidance

4. Our offices are closed to visitors until further notice, but we can receive paperwork or get signatures in the Government Center Lobby.

5. We are also still receiving permits and paperwork via drop off at the Government Center, via U.S. mail or email.

 

If in person meetings or site inspections are required staff will follow these guidelines

1. If more than one person has to travel in a vehicle, masks are required.  Masks are not required when traveling alone and is recommended.

2. Meetings should be limited in size depending on the conditions imposed by the CDC and the Commonwealth. 

3. Social distancing should be practiced with participants staying 6 feet apart while limiting contact or exchange of material.

4. Wear of a mask or face covering is required inside when in close proximity to other people.  If masks can’t be worn, avoid being indoors or within less than 6 feet of other people.  Masks are also required outside if working within less than 6 feet unless unsafe to do so.

5. Wash hands before and after meetings.

6. Wipe down vehicle interior with disinfectant after use.

 

Plan reviews

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued guidelines stating plans will continue to be reviewed as received with limited to no field visits as conditions change. Plans can continue to be submitted to our office at 155 North 15th Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837 by U.S. mail, email or dropped off at the Government Center.

 

Staff accessibility

They will be accessible via email, voicemail and phone. Staff are available  Monday through Friday, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).  Outside meetings are encouraged when in person meeting are required.  For immediate needs please contact the District Manager at: [email protected] or (570) 5241-3861.

 

Public District Meetings

All Public District Meetings will be available only via conference call or the internet until further notice.  Meeting information and agendas will be posted on our Facebook Page and homepage. For further information please contact the District Manager, Eric Nyerges - 570-524-3861 or via email: [email protected]

 

 

 

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The Union County Conservation District was formed on March 6, 1957 under ACT 217 "State Soil and Conservation Law" by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Conservation Districts are a legal subdivision of state government.
We are governed by a board of local citizen volunteers who are aware of the important environmental issues relating to Union County and are capable of making prudent decisions. In 1997, our board expanded from seven to nine members, which includes farm members, urban members and one county commissioner representative.
Board Meetings:
Regular Monthly Board Meeting Date:
Second Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m.