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An example of pourous paving in North Philadelphia (Photo by: Tommy McCann, Penn State)
Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) – What's it all about? - News News
Green Infrastructure. You may have heard this term before, but what does it mean? More
Michael Raucci’s storm drain message “Only rain in this drain!” can be found in the center square in York. (Photo by: Jodi Sulpizio, Penn State)
Street 2 Creek: Storm Drain Art Project in York County - News News
Master Watershed Stewards in York County partnered with the City of York, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, PA Office and the Watershed Alliance of York and started the Street 2 Creek Storm Drain Art Project. More
A volunteer measures between bank pins (Photo by: Jim Walter, Master Watershed Steward)
Bank Pins: Bucks County Bank Erosion Monitoring Project - News News
Streambank erosion has been identified in Pennsylvania as a serious concern, particularly in Bucks County where over 60% of our impaired streams are impacted by sedimentation. More
A sanitary well cap with a rubber seal is one way to help protect your groundwater. (Photo by Jennifer Fetter, Penn State)
Protect Your Groundwater, Protect Your Well! - News News
Over 1 million homes in Pennsylvania use groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. While not as visible as surface water, this water held in aquifers under the ground is an important resource to many in our state. More
Master Well Owner Volunteers interact with visitors at Ag Progress Days (Photo by Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Applications Being Accepted for Next Penn State Master Well Owner Course - News News
Interested in learning more about and educating others in the proper management of private water systems? Consider applying for the Master Well Owner online course being offered by Penn State Extension! More
While spotted lanternflies will feast on a variety of plant species, they have a special fondness for Ailanthus, or tree-of-heaven. Photo: Emily Swackhamer
Spotted Lanternfly Expert Provides Tips for Home Management of Pest - News News
The pest harms host plants and can render outdoor areas unusable by leaving behind honeydew, which attracts other insects and promotes the growth of sooty mold. More
Japanese knotweed (Photo by Erin Frederick - Penn State)
Master Watershed Stewards Tackle Japanese Knotweed at Environmental Center - News News
This nasty weed chokes our watersheds and causes property damage around the state. More
MWON Volunteers Participate in Water Testing and Interpretation Project
MWON Volunteers Participate in Water Testing and Interpretation Project - News News
Starting this year and continuing into early 2019, a new project will provide active Master Well Owners Network volunteers with an exciting opportunity. More
The aftermath of riparian buffer flooding (Photo by Kristen Kyler - Penn State University)
Buffers Need Maintenance After Flooding - News News
Flooding has been a relatively common occurrence this summer which has caused significant damage to homes, roads, and businesses. Riparian buffer owners also need to inspect and repair their young forests. More
Main Entrance Basin (at right) – recently cut cattails and residual pickerelweed, June 2018 (Photo by Robert Pace)
Montgomery County Watershed Steward Explains Benefits of Stormwater Management - News News
Stormwater management solutions are in action in the Stony Creek Watershed in Montgomery County More
Bryan Swistock presents a session on bacterial contamination in drinking water at the 2018 UCOWR Conference.
Extension Accomplishments Well-Represented at Annual UCOWR Conference in June - News News
Several Penn State Extension staff took part in the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) Annual Conference held June 26-28 in Pittsburgh, PA. More
Christine Mayer, Director of the Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies at Wilson College, pictured far left with her class behind a groundwater model at the Cumberland County Penn State Extension Office.
Wilson College Environmental Stewardship Class Encounters a Groundwater Model - News News
Students from Wilson College visited the Cumberland County Penn State Extension office to learn how land use, ground water, and private water wells interconnect. More
A Penn State drinking water testing kit (photo J. Clark)
New Video: How to Interpret a Penn State Drinking Water Test Report - News News
Penn State Extension recently completed a short video that explains the components of a water test report including how to interpret the results for drinking water. More
Volunteers from Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center help prepare holes for planting grapevines at Manatawny Creek Vineyard in Berks County, the location of the research. Image: Erica Smyers
Lanternfly's Penchant for -- and Potential to Harm -- Grapevines Focus of Study - News News
Penn State researchers are studying how feeding damage caused by the spotted lanternfly affects grapevine health and the quality and quantity of the fruit. More
Proper pond management can ensure an aesthetically pleasing pond that provides great fishing, swimming and other recreational uses (photo B. Swistock).
New LearnNow Video Discusses Tips for a Healthier Pond - News News
There are thousands of earthen ponds and lakes across Pennsylvania that provide many benefits to homeowners and farmers, but they have their share of problems. More
Graduates of the Master Watershed Steward Trainee program in Lehigh/Northampton Counties
Lehigh/Northampton Master Watershed Steward Trainees Complete Instruction - News News
The group's training included classroom sessions on water quality, geology, native plants, phenology and more. More
Water samples from workshop participants were incubated to determine the presence of Coliform bacteria.
Butler County Water Clinic Offers On-Site Testing to Participants - News News
A drinking water clinic was held in Butler County on May 15, where on-site water tests were performed to give participants an idea of their home water quality. More
Master Watershed Steward Lynda Hartzell and Gabriel Sulpizio plant trees in York County.
Keystone 10 Million Tree Partnership Involves York County Watersheds - News News
Penn State Extensions’ Master Watershed Stewards in York County, helped plant 400 trees in two townships between Earth Day and Arbor Day. More
The newest trained group of the York County Master Watershed Stewards program
Master Watershed Stewards Complete Training in York - News News
The third Penn State Master Watershed Steward training in York County is complete. This enthusiastic group of 25 participants completed their training in early May. More
Penn State Extension's Master Watershed Steward Program was a recipient of a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. .
Master Watershed Stewards Win Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence - News News
The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program was recently awarded a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. More
Participants at the 2018 PA Groundwater Symposium pre-conference tour listen to Dave Yoxtheimer discuss the Birmingham Thrust Fault near State College, PA (photo credit: Bryan Swistock, Penn State Extension).
Groundwater Facts and Fiction Highlighted at 2018 PA Groundwater Symposium - News News
Groundwater professionals from across Pennsylvania gathered on May 7-8, 2018 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA for the 2018 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. More
Master Watershed Steward Program participants Julie Thomas, Erin Uber and Linda Frederick plant a tree at a dam removal/stream restoration project. Photo by Erin Frederick
Penn State's Master Watershed Steward Program Praised by State - News News
Penn State Extension's Master Watershed Steward Program recently received recognition from the state for its efforts to improve Pennsylvania's water quality. More
Testing for Total Dissolved Solids Photo:Susan Boser
Extension Presents at Lawrence/Mercer County ALLARM Water Workshop - News News
Participants learned about their private water system and had water samples tested on site. More
Northampton water workshop Photo: Peter Wulfhorst
Northampton Residents Learn About Drinking Water and Septic Management - News News
Users of these rural drinking water and wastewater systems are in need of educational resources because their management in Pennsylvania is the voluntary responsibility of each homeowner. More
York County Master Watershed Steward Graduates
Second Class of Master Watershed Stewards Graduate in York County - News News
We are excited to announce that York County’s second class of Master Watershed Steward trainees graduated and became official Master Watershed Stewards in March. More
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