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Adams County Conservation District

Adams County Conservation District

About Us 

Our mission is to promote voluntary conservation and good stewardship of Adams County's natural resources. Our vision is to be recognized, respected, and trusted as the conservation leader of Adams County, enabling the people to sustain, use, and conserve our natural resources through the 21st century, thus maintaining a balance and harmony between a profitable agricultural economy and other land uses to enhance the County’s quality of life.

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Contact Us

Adam McClain

Agricultural and Natural Resources Center
670 Old Harrisburg Rd, Suite 201
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone: 717-334-0636

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Programs and Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

Start here to find information and answers to our most frequently asked questions by topic

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E & S Control Program

Information about Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control relating to earthmoving activities and NPDES permitting

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Mosquito Borne Disease Control

Resources about the prevention and transmission of West Nile Virus

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Agricultural Assistance

Information related to BMPs, Nutrient or Manure Management Plans, Conservation Plans, and more for agricultural operations 

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Dirt, Gravel, Low Volume Roads

Funding and assistance to municipalities to address water quality on low volume roads

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Countywide Action Plan

Learn what Adams County is doing to implement the Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) and meet reduction goals for the Chesapeake Bay

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Resource Data and Maps

Information related to Water Monitoring, Streams, Watersheds, and more

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Planting Partnership

Learn more about the Partnership and how you can participate by planting free trees and shrubs!

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Outreach and Education

Initiatives including: Trout in the Classroom, the Envirothon, MMEE Scholarship, and more


Meetings and Information


Board of Directors

Agendas, Minutes, and meeting information.

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Department Calendar

Click on a meeting for more details.
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Thursday, June 27, 2024
Event Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2024
Event Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

75th Anniversary


The Adams County Conservation District recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary!

Timeline History of the Conservation District

About the District

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View details on Water Testing, Bat and Bird Boxes, and Rain Barrels

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Organizational Chart

Contact information for the Department's Divisions and Staff

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Learn more about the District through the Annual Report, handouts, and awards

Agricultural and Natural Resources Center

Located on the property of the historic County Alms House, the Agricultural and Natural Resources Center (Ag Center) opened its doors in June 2000 with the help of a local capital campaign. The goal - to house all local agricultural and natural resource agencies in one location. This one-stop shop has been valued by the community ever since. 

The handicap-accessible 32,000 sq. ft. building mimics a barn and includes an elevator resembling a silo. The Center’s agricultural-themed architecture serves as a reminder of the agricultural roots of Adams County. The Ag Center is home to multiple County and Federal Agencies including the: Planning Office and Conservation District, Land Conservancy Of Adams County, Penn State Extension, USDA - NRCS and Farm Service Agency (FSA) . The building also provides indoor and outdoor space for a variety of community meetings and events.

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Ag Center BMP Tour

What Best Management Practices are employed at the Ag Center to improve water quality and the environment?