Mock Rapid Response to new AIS exercise 10/22/15
October 8, 2015
In September 2014, the Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council adopted the Pennsylvania AIS Rapid Response Plan. A hands on mock response exercise on October 22, 2015 from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center will guide users through the components of this plan to help build an understanding of the rapid response effort, how management decisions are made, and the proper steps agencies and organizations can take when potentially invasive species are detected.
DEP Accepting Applications for 2016 Environmental Education Grants
October 6, 2015
Projects and programs geared toward environmental education are now eligible to apply for grants from the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Environmental Education Grants. Schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and businesses can to apply for the grants. Applications are due by December 18.
Home Water and Septic System Workshop held in Chester County
October 5, 2015
Penn State Extension held a Home Water and Septic System Workshop twice on September 29 in South Coatesville. A total of 74 people from 57 households attended, primarily from Chester County but also Lancaster and Cumberland Counties
Protecting Lakes, Streams by Removing Phosphates as Well as Nitrates
October 5, 2015
A low-cost method of removing phosphates from tile drainage water has been developed, and may help protect lakes and streams. Using steel byproducts to trap phosphates in simulated tile drainage water, the researchers envision installing a steel-containing cartridge as an add-on to nitrate-capturing bioreactors.