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 Our Mission

To provide the public with a coordinated program of quality natural resource education and conservation within Northampton County.
                                        2021 NCCD Business Plan

 Our Vision

As Northampton County’s leading advocate for conservation, we will encourage residents and businesses alike to value the county’s natural resources, protect its environments and engage in conservation Best Management Practices.
                                   NCCD Goals & Objectives


Northampton County Conservation District   
Greystone Building
14 Gracedale Ave.
Nazareth, PA 18064-9211

Phone: (610) 829-6276 Fax: (610) 746-1980
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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     NCCD Operation Plan

    Greystone Building lobby is open to the public during the hours of 8AM to 4PM Monday-Friday; 2nd floor offices remain closed to the public.

    Appointments via email/phone call with staff is requested.  Please ring outside notification bell (mask is required).  
    Electronic submission are highly recommended;
    however paper mailed and drop-off deliveries are being accepted
    (unless other DEP submission procedures are in place).

    Submissions/ Deliveries

    NOTE: if you do not follow the protocol outlined below, your electronic application/resubmission will not be received or processed and may be subject to withdraw or denial per PADEP SOP.

    If you have an electronic submission or resubmission, please email a PDF of your completed NCCD application (required for all initial applications and whenever information is revised) and supporting calculations for applicable fee amounts to:  Based on availability and in the order received, NCCD will verify that the check amounts are completed correctly per application instructions and the NCCD fee schedule.

    Once application and fees are verified, NCCD will respond to your email and provide you the contact information to submit your documents (preferred option #1 below).  At that time, you should place your fee check(s) in the mail to: NCCD, 14 Gracedale Ave., Greystone Bldg., Nazareth, PA 18064.

    You have 3 options for submittal:
    1. Use a file management tool to provide a link to the documents per verification email provided by NCCD; NOTE: Please do not send emails directly to technical staff.  Due to County email security, we do not have access to all file management tools, so please work with the staff if they are not able to open your documents, they will notify you based on availability and order received. Use of a file management tool is preferred, but if this is not possible, please keep your email attachments under 10 MB total or your email may not be received due to size restrictions.  If your submission is not accessible, legible or scaled accordingly; it cannot be accepted.
    2. Put your submission on a thumb drive and mail it with your fee check(s).  NOTE: date received will be considered the date an NCCD staff member is able to access, retrieve and view your thumb drive.
    3. Submit paper copies through mail or drop-off (NOTE: Drop-offs will occur in the lobby and will have minimal staff interaction unless a specific meeting is scheduled). 


    Pre-application meetings (Virtual)

    Electronic request form for virtual standard pre-application meetings should be sent via email ( (unless requesting expedited technical review, reference policy under Downloads tab and email District Manager at for more information); all proposed meeting attendees should be included in the initial email request. Meeting will be scheduled through Zoom, Outlook invite will be sent to applicable NCCD staff and municipalities as well as the parties included in the original email request.  The meeting will be considered tentative until a link to the documents to be discussed has been provided via email; the deadline for this link is 48 hrs prior to your tentatively scheduled meeting. 
    If the link is not received by the deadline, your meeting will be cancelled and you will need to submit a new request. 
    If your firm would rather use a different electronic media to hold the call, please inform Manager of this upon your initial request.

     Pre-construction meetings (Virtual or In-Person upon request):

    Are scheduled directly with assigned 102 staff (re: About Us page for contacts), and are preferred to be held via conference call; When virtual, staff will require a shared screen with the plans and permit during the call or a link to the documents 48 hrs. prior to the call if we do not already have the documents electronically to be able to hold the meeting; if documents are not presented or provided, the meeting will be cancelled until appropriate documents can be presented. 

    Inspections/Field Work:

    If you would like to request an inspection, including submission of Notice of Termination to initiate a final inspection, please contact the assigned regional staff member for NPDES/Chapter 102 construction sites; Jim Clauser should be contacted for Agricultural field assistance and Nate Pritchard should be contacted for Watershed management assistance (re: About Us page for contacts).  NOTE: Staff are required to observe social distancing requirements as directed by State and County guidelines. 

    Dion Campbell
    District Manager
    Phone: 610-829-6284

    Wendy McRoberts
    Clerical Specialist
    Phone: 610-829-6276

    James Lawrence
    Conservation Specialist
    Phone: 610-829-6283

    Jonathan Fox
    Ch. 102 Program Coordinator
    Phone: 610-829-6274

    Nicholas DiPaolo
    Conservation Specialist
    Phone: 610-829-6273

    Walter Stremouchow
    Conservation Specialist
    Phone: 610-829-6285

    Alexis Krukovsky
    Conservation Specialist
    Phone:  (TBD)
    Cell: (TBD)

    Nathan Pritchard
    Watershed Specialist – Agricultural Technician
    Phone: 610-829-6278

    Agricultural Conservation Specialist

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     Please click on the link below for more information:

    Internships are also available, please contact District Manager at 610-829-6284 if you are interested.

     NCCD Fee Schedule

    Beginning April 1, 2018 all fees will be based on acreage and include all services provided by District staff.

    Please review the following links and reference for applications submitted AFTER APRIL 1, 2018:

    NCCD Fee schedule.pdf;

    NCCD Application.pdf

     Board of Directors

    ​Conservation District Directors are volunteers that are nominated by an approved local nominating organization and then approved by Northampton County government. Their responsibilities range from policy creation to supporting efforts of district staff and their partner agencies to provide quality administrative, technical, and educational assistance to all county residents.

     Regional Distributions

    NCCD Chapter 102 Regional Distribution

    MunicipalityChapter 102 NCCD StaffPhoneEmail
    Allen TownshipWalter Stremouchow
    Bangor BoroughJim
    Bath BoroughWalter Stremouchow
    City of BethlehemJim
    Bethlehem TownshipNick
    Bushkill TownshipJon
    Chapman BoroughJon
    East Allen TownshipWalter Stremouchow
    East Bangor BoroughJim
    City of EastonNick
    Forks TownshipJon
    Freemansburg BoroughJim
    Glendon BoroughNick
    Hanover TownshipJim
    Hellertown BoroughNick
    Lehigh TownshipWalter Stremouchow
    Lower Mount Bethel TownshipJon
    Lower Nazareth TownshipWalter Stremouchow
    Lower Saucon TownshipNick
    Moore TownshipJon
    Nazareth BoroughWalter Stremouchow
    Northampton Borough
    Walter Stremouchow
    North Catasauqua BoroughWalter Stremouchow
    Palmer TownshipJim
    Pen Argyl BoroughJon
    Plainfield TownshipJon
    Portland BoroughJon
    Roseto BoroughJim
    Stockertown BoroughWalter Stremouchow
    Tatamy BoroughNick
    Upper Mount Bethel TownshipJon
    Upper Nazareth TownshipWalter Stremouchow
    Walnutport BoroughWalter Stremouchow
    Washington TownshipJim
    West Easton BoroughNick
    Williams TownshipNick
    Wilson BoroughNick
    Wind Gap BoroughJon


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      The Northampton County ENVIROTHON is an environmental and ecological educational learning experience for students, teachers and parents. The Northampton County Conservation District with assistance from the Parks Department and volunteers help to plan, coordinate and run the Envirothon since its inception in 1998. Local businesses, individuals, cooperating agencies and sponsors donate time, talent and resources to make the Envirothon possible.

      The Envirothon program originated in Pennsylvania in the spring of 1979. Pennsylvania’s State Conservation Commission and the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts sponsored the program as an outdoor, hands-on competition for high school students. Three county conservation districts held local competitions that first year. The Northampton County Envirothon started in 1998 with only four teams competing. The Northampton County Envirothon invites all 15 Northampton County high schools and home school programs to participate. Our goal is to one day have teams from all schools compete.

      Since 1979, the Envirothon program has grown to include all but one county within the state. The first statewide competition was held in 1984, with only six of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties participating. The first national competition was held in October of 1988 with Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Ohio participating.


      The Northampton County Conservation District is one of 66 Conservation Districts statewide and nearly 3000 nationwide dedicated to conserving soil and water resources (click for Conservation District History). The Conservation District is part of county government and also a sub-unit of state government.

      Over 65 years ago Pennsylvania state legislators recognized the need to support grassroots local conservation efforts.
      As a result, the PA Conservation District Law was passed authorizing the creation of county conservation districts in every county, except Philadelphia. The Northampton County Conservation District was founded in 1961 when a group of farmers joined together to promote the use of conservation practices to protect soil and water resources in Northampton County.

      Today, the Northampton County Conservation District's main goals are to promote soil conservation, maintain or improve water quality and promote environmental education. To achieve these goals, the Conservation District performs a variety of programs ranging from reviewing erosion and sediment pollution control plans for earth disturbance activities to providing advice on starting a local watershed association.

      The Conservation District is led by a seven member Board of Directors. District Directors are volunteers that are nominated by an approved local organization and then appointed by Northampton County government. Their responsibilities range from policy creation to supporting efforts of district staff and their partner agencies to provide quality administrative, technical, and educational assistance to all county residents. Four members of the board are farmer directors, two are public directors and one is a representative of Northampton County Council.

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