Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Roads
The Lawrence Conservation District has a delegation agreement with the State Conservation Commission to administer the Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road Program.
The mission of the program is to train and provide financial assistance to municipalities in the environmentally sensitive maintenance of dirt, gravel and low volume roads.
Dirt, gravel and low volume roads can be contributors of pollution to our waterways. Unstable surfaces and drainage features contribute and act as conduits for the transportation of sediment and stormwater runoff. The program is a proponent for the use of improved road materials and better maintenance.
Worksites are tracked, monitored and reported on the Conservation District’s Geographic Information System. The Conservation District is required to appoint a Quality Assurance Board (QAB) made of up District Board members and cooperating agency staff to oversee the program.
The District invites you to take a few minutes and check out some of the projects completed in the last few years.
- Shenango, Mahoning and West Park ( Union Township) 2018
- City of New Castle, Hickory and Mahoning Townships 2017 Projects
- Mahoning Township and City of New Castle
- Wilmington and Hickory Township Projects
- Bevington Boat Access
- West Park Nature Center Access Road
For additional information about the Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Program, please visit the Center’s Website at : www.dirtandgravel.psu.edu
The Lawrence Conservation District is no accepting any more applications for the 2019 construction season. Please check back, we will be opening a new grant round for the 2020 season this summer.
Eligible entities can apply for Program funds through the Conservation District.
- Someone from your municipality, or agency must have attended the Center’s 2-day ESM training within the last five years.
- The Conservation District will accept applications in accordance with 2017 Statement of Policy
- All eligible entities should submit a completed application.
- The Conservation District and QAB Board will rank the projects and administer the funds. Example ranking criteria