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Manure Management Project Book for Youth
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Manure impacts water quality. In PA, everyone who produces manure needs a plan. That includes 4-H youth. More
Flooding around your home and on the farm could be leading to issues you need to address. Image Credit: Jennifer Fetter
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After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians

Jennifer R Fetter, Leon Ressler, Andy Yencha

Parts of Pennsylvania were drenched with heavy rains and flooded streams recently. In addition to drying out wet basements, there are few important things that rural Pennsylvanian’s might want to pay special attention to. More
Photo Credit: “Road Closed Road Flooded” by David Marsh on Flickr.com - CC BY 2.0
Why Does My Community Flood More Than it Used to? - Articles Articles
Floods are a nuisance. Whether in the streets, parking lots, or your own front yard – they are no fun. Have you ever wondered why your community floods more now than it used to? More
Stormwater Basics
Stormwater Basics - Articles Articles

Stormwater Basics

Jennifer R Fetter

Ready-to-Use Educational Toolkit for Stormwater Management More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst: Worksheet 1: Water Well Condition and Construction - Articles Articles
If wells are not properly constructed or maintained, groundwater may become contaminated, putting human and livestock health at risk. This publication helps farmers evaluate water protection. More
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management
Pennsylvania Farm-A-Syst Worksheet 5: Milkhouse Waste Management - Articles Articles
This publication helps farmers evaluate groundwater and surface water protection related to milkhouse wastewater conditions and management practices. More
Tansparency Tube
FISH: Understanding Your Transparency Tube Measurements - Articles Articles
Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. Transparency tubes are popular for use in stream monitoring programs. More
Bullfrog. Photo: Lesa Willis
FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology - Articles Articles

FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. In central Pennsylvania there are three distinct periods in which potential species can be expected to begin breeding. More
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards
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Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Academic Standards

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

The following is a list of current Pennsylvania Academic Standards addressed within the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow curriculum. More
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Curriculum
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Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Curriculum

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow is a hands-on stormwater education curriculum available from Penn State Extension and Pennsylvania 4-H. More
Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation
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Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow: Adaptation

Kristen Kyler, Jennifer R Fetter

Tips for using the Rain to Drain - Slow the Flow Curriculum at fairs and community events when time is limited. More
Choosing A Nutrient Management Planner Choosing A Nutrient Management Planner - Articles
Pennsylvania agricultural operations that are designated Concentrated Animal Operations or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations are required to implement an approved nutrient management plan. More
Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who Is Affected?
Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who Is Affected? - Articles Articles
Learn how to calculate the animal density of an agricultural operation to determine if it is a Concentrated Animal Operation (CAO) and thereby required to implement an Act 38 nutrient management plan. More
Triploid grass carp are one potential management strategy for aquatic plants in your pond
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Using Grass Carp to Control Aquatic Plants

Bryan Swistock, Jennifer R Fetter, Amy Galford, James Andrew Clark

This information explains how to use grass carp for biological aquatic vegetation control. More
Watershed Welcome Sign
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Introduction to Watersheds

Jennifer R Fetter

Have you ever passed a sign welcoming you to a watershed and wondered what it means? Here are some basic facts about watersheds to help you out. More
After restoring your stream side property, how can you measure the success of your efforts?
First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH) Protocol - Articles Articles

First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH) Protocol

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

Do you enjoy outdoor activities? Become a citizen scientist. First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH) monitors changes to local streams and their habitats. More
A group of youth learn about the importance of water clarity at a Penn State Extension program.
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Youth Water Education

Jennifer R Fetter

A variety of resources and opportunities are available from Penn State Extension to help you provide youth with water education experiences. More
Exposed and eroding stream banks can be restored and stabilized through the practice of live staking.
Live Staking for Stream Restoration - Articles Articles

Live Staking for Stream Restoration

Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

A brief introduction and instructional guide to using live staking as an inexpensive and simple technique to restoring eroding stream banks. More
Manure Spreader Calibration
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Manure Spreader Calibration

Jerry Martin, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Manure spreader calibration is an essential and valuable nutrient management tool for maximizing the efficient use of available manure nutrients. More
Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning
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Manure Sampling for Nutrient Management Planning

Jerry Martin, Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Manure is an excellent source of many essential plant nutrients and, with proper management, can meet nearly all crop nutrient needs. More
Glass of water
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The Water We Drink

Jennifer R Fetter, James Andrew Clark

Written for youth in grades 6-12, this tool introduces public and private water systems and includes an activity on how to read a water quality test report. More
Watershed Resources for Teachers and Students
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Curricula ideas for the classroom and the field. More