Protecting, Restoring and Preserving Allegheny County's Natural Resources

Allegheny County Conservation District envisions an educated and engaged public, clean water and a sustainable future.

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Data & Impact

View ACCD’s online portal for geospatial data and impact stories

Erosion Control Workshop

Learn key environmental regulations for land development and best management practices for erosion control and stormwater.

Sponsor Envirothon

Your donation supports the Envirothon Scholarship Fund to benefit Allegheny County students who participate in the annual competition.

Learn:Resource Library

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Landslides: Causes, Repairs and Funding

Landslides: Causes, Repairs and Funding

An introduction to landslides and their impact on streams and roadways and available funding.

Soil 101

Soil 101

A beginner's guide to the basics of soils, what makes them healthy, issues urban soils face and more.

Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater

Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater

Learn how to develop and implement a stormwater management plan for your property.

Permits:Build Resilient Communities

ACCD works with municipalities and the construction industry to keep soil where it belongs, on the land and out of Pennsylvania’s streams.   

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Upcoming Workshops & Special Events

Free Soil Lead Screening Drop-Off

Free Soil Lead Screening Drop-Off

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - Sunday, April 7, 2024 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Allegheny County residents can get their soil screened for lead for free by the Allegheny County Conservation District. Register, collect your sample, drop-off at one of ACCD's partner sites, and receive results virtually via email.

Envirothon

Envirothon

Friday, April 26, 2024 9:00 AM

Envirothon is the largest environmental education competition in North America. The Allegheny County event combines in-class curriculum and outdoor training to educate high school students on core environmental topics.

Explore the Data

ACCD completes on-the-ground work to protect soil and water. These efforts deliver critical environmental and community benefits, such as dedicated future farmland, safer low-volume roads, increased fish habitat and more.  

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ACCD provides technical assistance to improve water and soil resources throughout the region. 

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