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A healthy pond requires maintenance year round (Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State)
Early Spring Pond Inspections - News News

Early Spring Pond Inspections

03/11/2019

If you are a pond owner, early spring is a good time to take a walk around your pond and check to see if any maintenance is needed. More
Taking care of areas of erosion along driveways or sidewalks can go a long way to help water resources (Photo: Jennifer Fetter, Penn State)
January is a Great Time to Make Some New Year’s Resolutions for Water! - News News
Here is a list of some water-related new year’s resolutions that you can use to improve water quality in your backyard, your watershed and beyond. More
Water faucets are one of the places homeowners may notice the effects of hard water (Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State)
Hard Water and Water Softening - News News

Hard Water and Water Softening

12/14/2018

Hard water is a common issue for Pennsylvania homeowners. More
Unharvested corn that has been caught in the most recent snow in Mercer County. Photo by Claire Coombs.
Dealing with the Weather and Unharvested Crops - News News
The weather has gone from warm and rainy to cold and snowy across much of the state. With approximately 18% of corn and 23% of beans still in the field, how big of a concern is this? More
Extension Educator, Andy Yencha demonstrates the "Rain to Drain" stormwater activity at the Cumberland County PSATS Fall Forum meeting (Photo: Jennifer Fetter, Penn State)
Township Supervisors Learn About Extension’s Stormwater Education Resources - News News
To help them meet MS4 education requirements, Pennsylvania Townships can look to Penn State Extension for stormwater education resources. More
Susan Boser explains how to interpret a water test report at the Mercer County Drinking Water Clinic (Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State)
Mercer County Water Clinic Draws a Crowd Interested In Private Water Supplies - News News
The Mercer County Extension office had their meeting room filled to capacity when it hosted a Drinking Water Clinic at the end of September. 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
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
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
Justin Brackenrich, PSU
New Agronomy Educator Begins Work in Butler County - News News
Welcome Justin Brackenrich to Butler County. Justin is serving as the new Agronomy Educator with PSU Extension helping provide coverage to Western Pennsylvania. More
Extension Educator, Susan Boser presents information on watersheds and land use to 5th grade science students at Winchester Thurston School
Extension Provides Hands-on Pond Education to 5th Grade Science Classes - News News
Students from Winchester Thurston School are learning how to help their school pond. More
Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State University
Choosing an Aquatic Herbicide: One Size Doesn’t Fit All - News News
During the warm weather months, Extension Educators help identify nuisance pond plants and offer advice on eliminating them from the pond. More
Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State Extension
Water Testing Engages Junior High Science Classes - News News
What differences are there between water sources? Just because water looks clear, does that make it safe to drink? What are total dissolved solids? More