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.
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.
PA CleanWays arranged for a tractor trailer to move through the county and collect large tractor tires.
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.
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
Local Extension Educator, Jim Clark, attended the Chautauqua County, NY, Energy Conference and Expo on Friday, October 28, 2011.
PA CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, completed an illegal dump clean up on West Eldred Road in Eldred Township on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Dairy members to attend the State Dairy Show in Harrisburg
Members attending the State Horse Show in Harrisburg
Penn State Extension Educator Jim Clark based in McKean County, answered water questions at 2011 Ag Progress Days.