World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The first World Water Day was held 22 March 1993.
The clean water paradigm in the United States is changing. The Water Resources Utility of the Future will transform the way traditional wastewater utilities view themselves and manage their operations. They also will transform their relationships with their communities and their contributions to local economies. This report presents the clean water industry's vision for the future as well as a series of actions that will help deliver our vision. It is jointly released by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The audience for this report includes federal policy-makers, local utility managers, private sector interests, and state and local governments.
Whoever said ‘silence is golden’ was not working on a committee or serving on a board. Silence isn’t golden when a community group is at work. In fact it can be toxic.
If you wish to review recommendations provided at your local winter tree fruit educational meeting or the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, you may now find the speakers' slides on line!
A large-scale study of the extent to which shale gas development activities affect surface water quality was done by Resources for the Future
Thinking about growing a few perennials in containers to sell? Maybe you are contemplating starting a small retail nursery. Or, maybe you'd like to grow ornamental perennials to use in your landscape installation jobs.
The Club's scrapbook won first place in the scrapbook contest, the club was third in Club of the Year contest, and Corissa Steimling placed first in the undergraduate research poster presentation contest.
As you are about to shear your sheep this spring I thought you might want to review our sheep shearing videos. Mike Fournier, Penn State Extension demonstrates the six shearing positions as well as tool maintenance.
American Rivers has released this new guide to permitting approaches that encourage or require low impact development or green infrastructure. The guide combines model permit language with excerpts from comment letters that have helped to drive permit evolution. It is intended to be a resource for community and watershed advocates.
"Those best fitted by their intelligence, business experience, capacity and moral character usually do not hold local office" quote from John Forrest Dillon, Federal Judge on the Eight Circuit Court in Iowa in 1872 who shared his feelings for local government officials.
If you have someone in your life who has been struggling to lose weight or improve their health, you have probably wanted to help or support them by giving them advice or encouragement.
Workshop helps citizens get involved in local government.
OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard Move to Align with Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
Investigations into natural gas from shale development migrating into groundwater will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension. To be presented at 1 p.m. on March 21, "A Geochemical Context for Stray Gas Investigations in the Northern Appalachian Basin," is part of a monthly series of one-hour webinars.
Extension Briefs for the College of Agricultural Sciences
If there were no volunteers, how would our communities function? Who would sit on the municipal planning board or the recreation board? Who would serve on the school board or the board of the public library? If your community has already lost some emergency services due to lack of volunteers, who has picked up the slack?
Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar focusing on the potential pros and cons of land-use planning related to renewable energy projects. To be presented at noon and 7 p.m. on March 20, "Renewable Energy Implementation and Land Use Regulations -- Is There Conflict?" will give participants a look at the different categories of typical renewable energy projects, zoning and permitting challenges, and how municipalities have been responding.
Each time a person learns, he/she makes new connections in his/her brain.
Phase out of mail-based New Staff Orientation and New Staff Orientation - Refresher; Embracing Professionalism Part 1: Where to Begin; Embracing Professionalism Part 2: Forward Visions
Don’t put your snow shovels away yet; winter weather is still in the forecast across the Commonwealth.