Penn State Extension Water Resource Team Members, Bryan Swistock and Jim Clark, offered a Pond Management Workshop on Thursday evening July 30, in Reynoldsville, PA, in Jefferson County. Thirty pond owners turned out for the presentation and many brought algae samples for identification.
PA CleanWays of McKean County, an affiliate of Keep PA Beautiful, sponsored a tire recycling event in Smethport, PA, on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. The group successfully removed 2,000 tires from the McKean County landscape.
National Drug Take Back Program, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is returning this September.
Youth enjoyed trying new fruits and vegetables, physical activities, and setting up a business to cultivate their entrepreneurial skills.
Right now, in the vast prairie pothole region of southern Canada and the United States' upper Midwest, waterfowl are mingling, raising their young and instinctively preparing to migrate, some leaving as early as August. All spring and summer these wild birds have shared aquatic habitats, food supplies, brood-rearing responsibilities and likely something ominous—avian flu.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, offered a Home Water and Septic System Management Workshop at the Jefferson County Conservation District Office on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Brookville, PA
Forty participants gathered Ken Comstock's trout pond to hear about various pond topics from aquatic weed control to fixing leaking ponds. Jim Clark also talked about harmful algal blooms.
Hundreds of McKean County Residents took advantage of this years electronic recycling event.
Experts aren't sure why Pennsylvania so far has been spared in the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza that has caused massive losses to the poultry industry in the Midwest. But it could be just a matter of time until the virus shows up in the Keystone State.
On May 27th and 28th , 25 students (grades 5 – 8) and adults attended educational programs at the Donald J. Comes Learning Center.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, taught a session on aquatic invasive species to over 100 elementary school students in McKean County on Tuesday, May 19th, at Wildcat Park near Kane, PA.
Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
Have you been wondering how to join a 4-H club and worried about time restrictions? Are you interested in developing your leadership skills from the comfort of your own home? Would you like to improve your computer skills? If you answered any of these questions with a YES, then the On-line 4-H Teen Leadership Club might be for you!
By the end of 2015, this roadside spring in Fox Township, Elk County, may be the most talked about spring in the state of Pennsylvania. On September 3, 2014, the Township Supervisors of Fox Township voted unanimously to cooperate with Penn State Law Students, under the direction of Ross Pifer, Director of the Rural Economic Development Clinic, to examine the legal issues for the municipality concerning the spring.
Penn State Extension Water Resource Educators Jim Clark and Amy Galford led a pond management workshop for 38 undergraduate students from 11 different states on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Spring Mills, PA.
Local Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, was elected Central Region Director for the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society, commonly known as “PALMS” at the annual conference in State College on March 20, 2014.
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.