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Mosquito fern can cover the pond surface. Photo: Adam McClain, Adams County Conservation District
Mosquito Fern in Pennsylvania Ponds - Articles Articles
Mosquito fern is a Pennsylvania native waterfern that can be a nuisance in your pond. More
Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State Univrsity
Drought Happens - Are You Ready? - News News
Drought is a regular occurrence somewhere in the United States, even here in Pennsylvania. More
Pitless Adaptor. Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
Drilling a New or Replacement Well - News News
Anyone installing a new well—or replacing an inadequate old system needs to plan carefully to ensure an adequate supply of good-quality water. More
Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
Private Water System Education Workshop Held in York County - News News
One third of York County households are served by private water and septic. Home Water and Septic System Workshops help homeowners maintain these systems. More
Photo: Mark Madden, Penn State Extension
Wellhead Protection – the Area Around the Well Counts! - News News
Inspecting the wellhead (above ground portion of the well) every year helps a well owner discover potential issues before they become expensive problems. More
Water Chestnut Rosette Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species – European Water Chestnut - Articles Articles
The European Water chestnut has nothing to do with the edible variety. It is a rooted aquatic plant that can dominate ponds, shallow lakes, and rivers. More
Sanitary well cap photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State
Spring is a Good Time to Think about Water Well Maintenance - News News
Your well requires regular maintenance, just like any other system in your home. Regular inspection and some simple steps will help safeguard your water supply. More
Hydrilla plant close-up. Photo:Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species: Hydrilla - News News
Hydrilla is a submerged aquatic weed of concern in Pennsylvania. More
Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species – What are Asian Carp? Focus on Aquatic Invasive Species – What are Asian Carp? - News
Asian carp is a catchall name for four species of carp, silver, bighead, grass, and black carp from Southeast Asia that are now threatening the Great Lakes. More
Melting snow with deicing salt. Photo: V Jedlicka, Nebraska Extension
Watershed-friendly Deicing - News News

Watershed-friendly Deicing

01/30/2017

Did you know that runoff containing de-icing chemicals can damage our rivers and streams? More
Are Roadside Springs Safe?
Are Roadside Springs Safe? - Videos Videos

Are Roadside Springs Safe?

Bryan Swistock, Susan Boser, Mark Madden, James Andrew Clark, Diane Oleson, M.S., Amy Galford, Gary William Micsky

Many people drink water from roadside springs in Pennsylvania. But recent research suggests that you should use caution when consuming spring water. More
Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State University
Winterkill in Ponds - Articles Articles

Winterkill in Ponds

Diane Oleson, M.S.

In the winter water gets much colder and ice may cover the top of the pond for an extended period of time. How does this affect the animals living in the pond? More
Mid-Atlantic Pocket Guide to Water Garden Species
Mid-Atlantic Pocket Guide to Water Garden Species - Articles Articles
This information is intended to help select native aquatic plant alternatives and avoid invasive plant species. This guide is intended as a portable reference. More
A small roadside spring located along a state forest road in northcentral Pennsylvania.
Roadside Springs - Articles Articles

Roadside Springs

Bryan Swistock, Susan Boser, Mark Madden, Diane Oleson, M.S., Amy Galford, Gary William Micsky, James Andrew Clark

This article discusses a research study on the water quality and use of numerous roadside springs across Pennsylvania. More
Farm Pond Safety
Farm Pond Safety - Articles Articles

Farm Pond Safety

Linda Fetzer, Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., Diane Oleson, M.S., Sam Steel, Amy Galford

Farm ponds, lagoons and water wells are often found on Pennsylvania farms and all have contributed to accidental drownings. More