Crawford County Conservation District

Crawford County Conservation District The Crawford Conservation District offers fun, free environmental education opportunities for all ages. The Crawford Conservation District is housed in the Woodcock Creek Nature Center, 21742 German Road, just North of Meadville off Route 86.
(4)

There are nature displays for all ages, hiking trails, butterfly gardens and a guided tree ID walk. The trails connect to Stainbrook Park, a great place to picnic, fish, and relax next to beautiful Woodcock Creek. For more information about the district or Stainbrook Park shelter rental call 814-763-5269 or visit our website at crawfordconservation.com.

08/11/2020

Congratulations to the winners of our "My Favorite Outdoor Spot" contest! They are: Madison Yanc, Susan Vidoni and Dillon Watkins. Actually, all the entries in the contest were awesome! Thank you all for participating...don't forget to keep visiting your favorite outdoor spots!

Construction season is underway! While driving your local township roads please keep an eye out for Road Construction Si...
08/10/2020

Construction season is underway! While driving your local township roads please keep an eye out for Road Construction Signs. Let’s keep safety in mind while we enjoy this summer.
Please slow down. Please do not enter Road Closed areas unless you live in the local area.

French Creek Valley Conservancy adding land, planning cleanup
08/07/2020
French Creek Valley Conservancy adding land, planning cleanup

French Creek Valley Conservancy adding land, planning cleanup

From record levels of unemployment to a state mandate requiring masks to be worn when leaving the home, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have rippled across nearly every aspect

08/06/2020
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

It is important to check your boat before and after each launch to make sure you are not spreading invasive plants or animals to a new waterway. Watch Nick Decker of DCNR walk you through the simple process.

Aquatic invasive species can ruin the beauty of Pennsylvania lakes and waterways, and lower biodiversity which lakes need to maintain healthy habitats.

By checking your boat and gear every time you leave or enter a body of water, you can help stop the spread of these aquatic invaders and conserve our natural resources ⤵ #LakesAppreciationMonth

08/05/2020
Photo Nature Journaling

Join Conservation District Environmental Education Specialist, Kathy Uglow for a brief introduction on Photo Nature Journaling

Relax, enjoy and snap away. Join Environmental Education Specialist, Kathy Uglow for a short presentation on the basics of Photo Nature Journaling.

2020 Ag Progress Days Virtual Experience!https://agsci.psu.edu/apdThe following outlines how you can connect with us at ...
08/05/2020
Ag Progress Days (Virtual) (Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences)

2020 Ag Progress Days Virtual Experience!

https://agsci.psu.edu/apd

The following outlines how you can connect with us at this year’s show.

Penn State Extension educators and faculty have come together provide a virtual learning program filled with the latest in Ag research and best practices. Choose from more than 46 live webinars and get your questions answered by the experts. View the live webinar schedule and register online.

On Demand Resources and Tours are also available anytime. See which featured resources were chosen just for this special event.

Be sure to check out the Marketplace, which gives you the opportunity to connect with vendors and sponsors. Click on the floorplan exhibitor booth space or exhibitor listing to view contact information, show specials, and product videos - even arrange for a virtual appointment with your preferred vendor!

Interested in pursuing undergraduate education at Penn State? Learn about admission requirements, important dates, and other information to get you ready to apply.

08/04/2020
Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Invasive species are non-native plants, animals, insects and diseases that cause harm to the environment, economy or human health. Aquatic invasive species c...

A few photos of a recent stream crossing replacement project. The previous structure was only 7 feet wide and was restri...
07/30/2020

A few photos of a recent stream crossing replacement project. The previous structure was only 7 feet wide and was restricting flow downstream in storm events. Reduced flow causes flooding and erosion around the culvert area. The replacement structure is the first bottomless aluminum arch to be installed in Crawford County by grant funding from the Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Roads Program. Concrete footers are poured to hold the bottomless aluminum arch in place. This structure will be 15 feet wide to meet the bankfull width of the natural stream. Once the structure is built and backfilled then the construction crew with be placing stream bed material into the new structure to create a natural stream channel.

This is a favorite outdoor place for one eight year old who entered our "My Favorite Outdoor Spot" contest.  The contest...
07/30/2020

This is a favorite outdoor place for one eight year old who entered our "My Favorite Outdoor Spot" contest. The contest runs through tomorrow (Friday, July 31.) Send your entry today!

Here are the contest guidelines:
1) Go outside to one of your “favorite spots.” This can be on a trail, in your backyard, by a creek…etc. You get the idea!
2) Spend at least fifteen minutes at that special outdoor place and snap a picture of something you like. The photo could be of many different things…a tree...blossoms…beautiful scenery...an interesting rock…an animal...flowing water…it is up to you.
3) Next, just e-mail the picture to [email protected], along with your name, address and contact phone number.
4) Include in your e-mail a brief sentence or two about why that outdoor spot is a favorite for you.
5) ALL AGES MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST (a parent can help)
6) ALL participants will be entered into a RANDOM drawing to win a prize from the Woodcock Creek Nature Center.
If you have a question about the contest, e-mail [email protected].

07/29/2020

The Crawford County CARES funding committee is looking to assist county entities that were financially affected by COVID-19. Please see the links below for the guidelines for each type of entity.
Agriculture & Fairs

If you are an agricultural business or fair in Crawford County you are welcome to apply for Cares Act Funds that a portion will be available for agriculture and fairs. Please submit a letter with the following information included:

The type of agricultural business
Dairy, Beef, Crops, Vegetable/Fruit, Timbering, Maple or Honey Production, etc.
Any expenses or losses due to COVID-19
With documentation such as copies of receipts for the expenses and 3 to 5 years of history showing the loss for this year
Any COVID related funds that may have already been received from other sources
Any other information that you feel would be helpful to support your request

If you have any questions you may call 814-333-7405 or email [email protected].

Mail by August 21, 2020 to:

Crawford County Commissioners
ATTN: CARES Relief Funding – Ag. & Fairs
903 Diamond Park
Meadville, PA 16335

Pennsylvania State Parks
07/23/2020
Pennsylvania State Parks

Pennsylvania State Parks

As water temperatures rise during the summer, the risk for harmful algal blooms to occur increases.

People, and especially pets 🐕, should avoid exposure to harmful algal blooms ⤵

07/23/2020

The monarch larvae were hanging in the J shape and now one has a chrysalis. The other is close behind! When they become butterflies, stay tuned to watch their release.

This interesting entry in our "My Favorite Outdoor Spot" contest came in today!  The photographer said "If the cement wa...
07/22/2020

This interesting entry in our "My Favorite Outdoor Spot" contest came in today! The photographer said "If the cement walls could talk!"

The Crawford County Conservation District is Accepting DGLVR Grant Applications for 2021 How To Apply?• Before applying,...
07/22/2020

The Crawford County Conservation District is Accepting DGLVR Grant Applications for 2021

How To Apply?
• Before applying, make sure your Municipality has someone who is currently ESM certified
• Schedule a preliminary site visit with your local DGLVR Technician to determine if the project is eligible for grant funding
• If eligible for grant funding, please fill out the grant application for the potential project. The DGLVR Technician can assist with project design and the grant application
o Grant Application can be found by clicking HERE.
• Once your grant application is submitted by November 1st, then it will be reviewed by the Conservation District and the Quality Assurance Board
• If approved for funding by the Quality Assurance Board, then you will receive an acceptance letter in the mail from the Crawford County Conservation District.

Please Contact Jennifer Kellogg to schedule a site visit for any
potential Dirt and Gravel or Low Volume Road projects.

Email: [email protected]

GOOD NEWS!  We are EXTENDING the DEADLINE for our "My Favorite Outdoor Spot" Contest until July 31!The theme of this con...
07/20/2020

GOOD NEWS! We are EXTENDING the DEADLINE for our "My Favorite Outdoor Spot" Contest until July 31!

The theme of this contest is: “My Favorite Outdoor Spot.” Here are the contest guidelines:
1) Go outside to one of your “favorite spots.” This can be on a trail, in your backyard, by a creek…etc. You get the idea!
2) Spend at least fifteen minutes at that special outdoor place and snap a picture of something you like. The photo could be of many different things…a tree...blossoms…beautiful scenery...an interesting rock…an animal...flowing water…it is up to you.
3) Next, just e-mail the picture to [email protected], along with your name, address and contact phone number.
4) Include in your e-mail a brief sentence or two about why that outdoor spot is a favorite for you.
5) ALL AGES MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST (a parent can help)
6) ALL participants will be entered into a RANDOM drawing to win a prize from the Woodcock Creek Nature Center.
If you have a question about the contest, e-mail [email protected].

07/16/2020

Wetlands can have major impacts on our lives... but what in the world is a wetland anyway?
In this video, we discuss specific wetland qualities and why they're so important to us and our ecosystems.

Thank you to Governor Wolf's Office for once again Proclaiming July as Lakes Appreciation Month.We know their office has...
07/14/2020

Thank you to Governor Wolf's Office for once again Proclaiming July as Lakes Appreciation Month.
We know their office has been extremely busy and appreciate them taking the time to recognize our natural resources.
@governortomwolf
#palakes #PALMS #lakesappreciation

Thank you to Governor Wolf's Office for once again Proclaiming July as Lakes Appreciation Month.
We know their office has been extremely busy and appreciate them taking the time to recognize our natural resources.
@governortomwolf
#palakes #PALMS #lakesappreciation

Planning a fishing trip for the weekend? Please remember to protect native aquatic species through these steps: CLEAN, D...
07/14/2020

Planning a fishing trip for the weekend? Please remember to protect native aquatic species through these steps: CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your gear – and very important for anglers - DISPOSE of unwanted bait, worms, and fish parts in the trash. When keeping live bait, drain bait containers and replace with spring or dechlorinated tap water. Never dump live fish or other organisms from one water body into another! Why? Because you may be unknowingly spreading an aquatic invasive species (AIS) into a habitat where it does not belong.

Learn more about AIS and best practices for CLEAN, DRAIN, DRY and DISPOSE at: https://www.glc.org/work/blitz https://stopaquatichitchhikers.org/ and https://seagrant.psu.edu

#GLAISBlitz #IProtectGLWaters #AIS
National Sea Grant College Program Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant New York Sea Grant Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc.

Planning a fishing trip for the weekend? Please remember to protect native aquatic species through these steps: CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your gear – and very important for anglers - DISPOSE of unwanted bait, worms, and fish parts in the trash. When keeping live bait, drain bait containers and replace with spring or dechlorinated tap water. Never dump live fish or other organisms from one water body into another! Why? Because you may be unknowingly spreading an aquatic invasive species (AIS) into a habitat where it does not belong.

Learn more about AIS and best practices for CLEAN, DRAIN, DRY and DISPOSE at: https://www.glc.org/work/blitz https://stopaquatichitchhikers.org/ and https://seagrant.psu.edu

#GLAISBlitz #IProtectGLWaters #AIS
National Sea Grant College Program Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant New York Sea Grant Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc.

Doesn't this recent entry in our "Favorite Outdoor Spot" contest make you want to retreat into the woods for a cool, rel...
07/13/2020

Doesn't this recent entry in our "Favorite Outdoor Spot" contest make you want to retreat into the woods for a cool, relaxing walk? Send us your favorite outdoor spot...e-mail [email protected]!

FIREFLIES AND INSECTS ARE SO FUN TO WATCH!  Make your own BUG JAR!  Kits are only $3. (cash or check, only!) Simply call...
07/07/2020

FIREFLIES AND INSECTS ARE SO FUN TO WATCH! Make your own BUG JAR! Kits are only $3. (cash or check, only!) Simply call Kathy at 814-763-5269 or e-mail [email protected] to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO PICK ONE UP AT THE NATURE CENTER. Supply is limited, We are available M - F from 8 - 4 p.m. for the PRE-ORDERED pick up orders.

Another beautiful " my favorite outdoor spot" pic for our contest!  Don't forget...you can enter through July 20.
07/07/2020

Another beautiful " my favorite outdoor spot" pic for our contest! Don't forget...you can enter through July 20.

July is #LakesAppreciation Month ...We know this summer looks and feels different, but there are still ways you can show...
07/06/2020
Lakes Appreciation Month begins in 3 ... 2 ... 1! 🌊

July is #LakesAppreciation Month ...We know this summer looks and feels different, but there are still ways you can show your appreciation for your favorite lake while being responsible and safe. 👇

You work and play on them. You drink from them. But do you really appreciate them? Growing population, development, and invasive species stress your local lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. All life needs water; let’s not take it for granted!

With the holiday weekend fast approaching, we want to remind you that our FAVORITE OUTDOOR SPOT PHOTO CONTEST runs throu...
07/01/2020

With the holiday weekend fast approaching, we want to remind you that our FAVORITE OUTDOOR SPOT PHOTO CONTEST runs through July 20, 2020. Visit your favorite outdoor spot and then E-mail your photo to [email protected] along with a sentence or two about why that place is a favorite! Don't forget your name, address and phone number. There is a random drawing at the end and you may win a prize. Enjoy your outdoor experiences! My favorite spot has turned into my back yard! Here is a little visitor.

07/01/2020
Pennsylvania Sea Grant

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) don't stand a chance when boaters, anglers, and other water enthusiasts remember to "Clean, Drain, and Dry!" their gear - every time your boat/kayak/boots leave the water. Learn more about AIS Awareness Week, and the AIS Blitz happening this week in the Great Lakes region

AIS Blitz 2020 promotional video - learn more about the importance of "Clean, Drain, Dry!" Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources National Sea Grant College Program Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

SEE A TURKEY? SUBMIT A REPORT Each summer, Pennsylvanians help track wild turkey populations by reporting their turkey s...
06/29/2020
Game Commission

SEE A TURKEY? SUBMIT A REPORT

Each summer, Pennsylvanians help track wild turkey populations by reporting their turkey sightings to the Game Commission.
And once again this year, they’ll have two months instead of one to make observations and report them.
The Pennsylvania Wild Turkey Sighting Survey, which until 2019 ran the month of August, again opens July 1 and will run through August. The two-month window follows the current national standard used by all state wildlife agencies, providing comparable data across the wild turkey’s entire range.
Turkey sighting reports can be made through the Game Commission’s mobile app or on the agency’s website, www.pgc.pa.gov.
On the website, click on “Turkey Sighting Survey” in the Quick Clicks section. The mobile app can be found by searching for “Pennsylvania Game Commission” in the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store, and selecting “Turkey Sighting Survey.”
The public is encouraged to report any turkeys observed during July and August. Information submitted helps the agency analyze turkey reproduction. Participants are requested to record the number of wild turkeys they see, along with the general location, date, and contact information if agency biologists have any questions. Viewers can also access results from previous years.
“The turkey survey enhances our agency’s internal survey, which serves as a long-term index of turkey reproduction and is used in our turkey population model,” explained Mary Jo Casalena, agency wild-turkey biologist. “By reporting all turkeys seen during each sighting, whether gobblers, hens with broods or hens without broods, the data help us determine total productivity, and allow us to compare long-term reproductive success.”
Many factors including spring weather, habitat, previous winter-food abundance, predation and last fall’s harvest, affect wild-turkey productivity. The 2019 spring-turkey population was approximately 212,200, which was slightly below the three-year running average of 216,900. With last summer’s sighting survey showing average reproductive success (2.4 poults per hen), the statewide turkey population was stable coming into this year’s breeding season. At the Wildlife Management Unit level, reproductive success in 2019 improved in 10 of 23 WMUs compared to 2018. It was similar to 2018 in three WMUs, but declined to below average in 10 WMUs. Areas where reproduction declined were mainly northern and southeastern Pennsylvania, and within some southcentral WMUs.
Reproductive success in 2019 varied considerably among the Mid-Atlantic states. Poult production was lowest in West Virginia (1.6 poults/hen), and highest in both Maryland and New Jersey (2.7), but sample size varied considerably by state. Large sample sizes in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia provided tighter confidence intervals for these estimates compared to the other states.
“Thanks to the popularity of this survey in Pennsylvania we have high confidence in our estimates,” Casalena emphasized. “Let’s maintain these results in 2020 and even increase participation.”

Buy A License, June 22Elk Hunt 2020Antlerless Deer InfoBald Eagle Cam At-Home LearningNEW! PodcastDeer Mgt. Asst. ProgramChronic Wasting DiseaseHunting & Trapping DigestSeasons & Bag Limits Frequently Asked QuestionsMake a PurchaseBoard Meetings & Events

Address

21742 German Rd
Meadville, PA
16335-5380

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(814) 763-5269

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Crawford County Conservation District posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Crawford County Conservation District:

Videos

Nearby businesses