The Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program received a two year grant from the York County Community Foundation through the Codorus Creek Watershed Foundation to increase local capacity by training conservation minded volunteers to conduct public outreach and carry out projects in the Codorus Creek watershed.
As you are getting ready to go hunting, there are three things about caring for and preserving game meat that should be stressed.
Cage free, non-GMO, natural, fresh, antibiotic free, range free, organic - oh my! What does it all mean when it comes to purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey?
There is a chill in the air and that can mean just one thing- it's soup season! From family favorites like Minestrone to new classics such as butternut squash there is a soup you and your family can enjoy this time of year.
Dairy foods are a great source of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When it comes to fat in these foods, there are a variety of levels to choose. The question is what is the best option for me?
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!
September is whole grains month. Grains are important for good health...
The York County Conservation District’s Outstanding Watershed Stewardship Award has been presented to individuals and organizations that have had a positive impact on the quality of York County’s watersheds. This year the award was presented to someone who has worked as a steward of our County’s aquatic ecosystems both as an individual and now as the coordinator of a new watershed organization.
Fresh vegetables are widely available in the supermarket and Farmer’s Markets. Vegetables are nutritious.
We are excited to announce that York County’s very first Master Watershed Steward Class finished their training in April.
Unit pricing tells you the cost per pound, quart, or other unit of weight or volume of a food package. It is usually posted on the shelf below the food. The shelf tag shows the total price (item price) and price per unit (unit price) for the food item. Can you save money by reading unit pricing? The answer is yes!
The 2016 Master Watershed Steward Training Program was launched last night in York County. We are very excited to have 18 enthusiastic individuals participating in York County’s first Master Watershed Steward Program.
Homeowners using wells, springs or cisterns as their water supply should consider having their water tested routinely. Anyone served by public water suppliers who is considering water treatment equipment would benefit, too.
A recent fire at Miller Chemical and Fertilizer Company on June 8, 2015 has been a major focus in the local media and for government agencies. Water from extinguishing the fire has runoff from the site and reached Slagle Run and Conewago Creek.
Many states throughout the nation offer Master Watershed Steward volunteer programs through their land grant university extension services; these programs train citizen volunteers in the basics of water resource stewardship. Now Penn State Extension, with the help of the Watershed Alliance of York, is launching York County’s own Master Watershed Steward Program.
Penn State Extension held a "Home Water and Septic System Workshop" in September in Cumberland County and again in October in York County. A total of 82 people attended from 64 households, primarily from Cumberland and York Counties but also Adams, and Chester Counties.
Try this pumpkin pie spice party mix for a tasty snack!
York County Master Gardeners work in partnership with the York County Juvenile Probation Department and the York County Department of Parks and Recreation to plant, maintain and harvest the Gardens at John Rudy County Park.
A workshop designed to educate municipalities, engineers, watershed groups and students about the value of trees and green infrastructure in water quality was held on June 9, 2014 at the York Water Company Employee Center in York County.
Marcia Weber, Penn State Extension family and consumer sciences educator based in York County, has received the College of Agricultural Sciences' 2014 Dr. William Henson Diversity Achievement Award.