Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark, and the Cameron County Conservation District, recently obtained a $6,000 grant from the Headwaters RCandD Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Group. The grant will pay for water tests for 35 rural ponds located throughout the Sinnemahoning Watershed.
Pennsylvania CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, is sponsoring a tire collection day Saturday, August 10, 2013, from 8:00 AM to Noon at the Bradford Recycling Center on High Street in Bradford, PA. This will be the only CleanWays Tire Recycling event held in McKean County this year.
Rural water systems do not typically even connect with nearby water systems that share their watershed upstream or downstream, or with watershed groups that may be working on restoration efforts in their source water areas, or with county planners, etc., but that is beginning to change in PA.
Penn State visited Potter County to plant a cover crop demonstration plot at Phil Lehman’s Farm in Harrison Valley. Phil has experience planting cover crops after corn silage for both forage and fertility. Join us November 7th to tour the plot at his farm.
PA CleanWays arranged for a tractor trailer to move through the county and collect large tractor tires.
Producers successfully enrolled in the free water testing program will be notified and sent a test kit in the mail with sample materials, instructions and a one-page survey about their water supply.
Peanut Butter Pie sells for $400.00
A western bean cutworm trap in Potter County has caught record number of moths in Pennsylvania. At this location, the economic threshold for egg masses has not been reached. WBC is a relatively new pest to the area that should be monitored when scouting fields. Any instances of WBC larva as a pest in corn can be reported to Nicole Santangelo, Local Agronomy Educator at (814)274-8540.
Local Extension Educator, Jim Clark, serves as secretary for PA CleanWays of McKean County on July 21st, 2012, 950 tires were recycled.
Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark recently taught a 6 week Basic Dog Obedience Course. $600.00 was generated and donated to McKean County SPCA and the McKean County 4-H Endowment Fund.
Interpreting pre-gas drilling water test reports
Three Pennsylvania Manure Handlers were recently killed in a tragic accident involving a manure storage facility. Extension Specialists, Dave Hill, Dennis Murphy and Robert Meinen have shared these following notes, to remind us all to be safe on the farm. Jim Clark, Extension Educator
Penn State Extension taught 94 people how to read and understand their water test reports.
Jim Clark assists at Envirothon Training
Teens attend Teen Retreat
Training on how to prepare a Manure Management Plan
Penn State Extension Educator, Jim Clark, completed a study of 50 private water wells in Cameron County this summer
Keep PA Beautiful presented Jeff Tanner the Volunteer of the Year Award
Penn State Extension will offer a Master Well Owner Volunteer Network training on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry Office Conference Room in Emporium, PA.