Erie County Conservation District


Who We Are and What We Do

The Erie County Conservation District (ECCD) was established in 1949 and has become a leader in addressing environmental concerns. Our mission is to set an example and provide assistance to citizens in Erie County for wise use, management, and development of our natural resources by addressing conservation issues through education and outreach.

Each conservation district in Pennsylvania is governed by a volunteer board of directors. ECCD has seven directors from throughout Erie County. Six of the directors are nominated by county wide organizations that have a direct interest in the conservation and wise use of the counties natural resources. The seventh director is the county executive.

ECCD is a natural link between local, state and federal entities. Outstanding partnerships have been formed between resource people, educators, local government and concerned citizens. It is our philosophy to use a voluntary approach to solve natural resource problems. Our continued emphasis has been placed on problem-solving through cooperation.