Manure Management Planning Workshops
Pollution Prevention for Farmers


Why Manure Needs Managed
Improper storage or application of manure can cause increased runoff into rivers and streams, harming water quality and spreading bacteria and excess nutrients. The Allegheny County Conservation District helps farmers and landowners develop Manure Management Plans to reduce pollution and improve management of agricultural land throughout the county.

What is a Manure Management Plan?
  • This is a proactive plan that is written to prevent contamination of water bodies within the state. It is a strategy to minimize pollution from manure nutrients on an agricultural operation.
  • Required by PA Law Chapter 91 Clean Streams Law
  • Owner/operator can write and maintain a MMP without outside help, or can contact the local Conservation District for technical assistance.
Who needs a Manure Management Plan?
Any operation that produces, imports, and/or spreads manure in any quantity.

Do I need a plan if I only have backyard chickens?
Yes! Plans are simple to compile, but are required for all properties with agricultural animals.

Workshop Information
Thursday, February 28
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fern Hollow Nature Center
1901 Glen Mitchell Road
Sewickley, PA 15143

Saturday, March 16
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bethel Park Public Library
5100 W Library Avenue
Bethel Park, PA 15102

Monday, March 18
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146

More Information
Contact Emily Wise at or 412-291-8004