Not every dead bird is necessarily a victim of West Nile Virus. It is important to remember that birds are very sensitive to their environment and can be found dead as a result of eating pesticides or fertilizers applied to yards and gardens, flying into windows or cars, falling from nests, or from a run-in with the neighborhood cat.
This model of a typical watershed shows how any impacts on the land – such as pesticides, oil, wastewater, and erosion – can potentially end up in local waterways after a rain event.
You recently had your private water supply tested, hoping to gain valuable information about the quality and condition of your water. Upon receiving the water analysis report, you find yourself looking at confusing columns of decimal numbers, abbreviations, and contaminants that are difficult to pronounce. What does this all mean?
Like many parents, you probably send your children off to school every day with a home-packed lunch that is healthy and catered to your children’s individual tastes. But if that lunch isn’t also packed and handled with food safety in mind, it could wind up making your child sick.
For the first time since the Beaver County Senior Gardens were established in 1986 as a joint effort between Penn State Extension in Beaver County and the Beaver County Office on Aging (BCOA), disabled seniors can once again enjoy their passion for planting, growing, and harvesting their own crops at the newly constructed accessible gardens.