Community Education


2021 Community Water Conservation Program Opportunities

As part of a DEP Environmental Education Grant, Buhl Park has teamed up with the Mercer County Conservation District and Grove City Agway to provide free introductory programs on water conservation and minimizing the impacts of stormwater to interested community groups, businesses, organizations, schools, etc. After completing the program, a free rain barrel will be given to the group to utilize on-site. Here is the link to register for more programming information and to get scheduled for a program.

https://buhlpark.typeform.com/to/Sk6HVkO8

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2021 Rain Barrel Workshop Programming Opportunities

Rain Barrel Workshops

As part of a DEP Environmental Education Grant, Buhl Park has teamed up with the Mercer County Conservation District and Grove City Agway to provide rain barrel workshops that showcase the importance of water quality and ways to minimize the impacts of stormwater in your own backyard. During the program, you will construct your own rain barrel and learn how to incorporate it into your landscape.  These programs cost $26.50/ person.  Classes are limited to 15 people per class to ensure that CDC guidelines are followed.  For questions, please call (724) 662-2242.  

Please dress for the weather as we will be constructing these projects outside, weather permitting.

Note: These classes are being scheduled as in-person programs; if state guidelines change, you will be notified if the workshop becomes virtual and will be given the corresponding links to attend.

Upcoming program dates:

Wednesday, March 10th @ Munnell Run Farm
Time: 6 PM to 7:15 PM
Location: 24 Avalon Court, Suite 300, Mercer, PA 16137
Pre-registration/ pre-payment by March 8th.
Click here to register/ pay online 2021 Rain Barrel Workshop at Munnell Run Farm (constantcontact.com)

Thursday, March 18th @ Grove City Agway
Time: 6 PM to 7:15 PM
Location: 111 Breckenridge St, Grove City, PA 16127
Pre-registration/ pre-payment by March 15th.
Click here to register/ pay online 2021 Rain Barrel Workshop at Grove City Agway (constantcontact.com)

Thursday, March 25th @ Buhl Park Activities Building
Time: 6 PM to 7:15 PM
Location: 730 Forker Blvd, Hermitage, PA 16148
Pre-registration/ pre-payment by March 22nd.
Click here to register/ pay online 2021 Rain Barrel Workshop at Buhl Park (constantcontact.com)


For more than 50 years, the Mercer County Conservation District has been providing conservation education to facilitate the thoughtful use of the natural resources we all share. Promoting clean streams, stable soils, healthy forests, enhanced wildlife habitat, alternative energy use, organic gardening, and sustainable agricultural production are all part of MCCD’s educational mission. Our staff collaborates with other groups to provide programs on Permitting, Regulatory Compliance, Alternative Energy, Riparian Enhancement, Woodlot Management, and Gardening for developers, engineers, contractors, municipalities, and landowners.

Since 2000, we have also offered agriculture and ecology education programs for students from Pre-K through college level at Munnell Run Farm, our 163-acre agriculture and ecology education center near Mercer, PA. All programs are outdoor oriented, hands-on, grade-level appropriate and specifically written to address the PA Academic Standards. Teacher workshops are also available periodically for Act 48 credit.

Mercer County
Conservation District

24 Avalon Court, Suite 300
Mercer, PA 16137
Phone: 1-724-662-2242
Fax: 724-662-3905

Member, Pennsylvania Association
of Conservation Districts, Inc