Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension
In 2018, the Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program grew to 302 dedicated community volunteers that logged 11,696 volunteer hours across the state.
Pennsylvania is a national leader in training educators to teach youth about the importance of water quality and conservation.
To help them meet MS4 education requirements, Pennsylvania Townships can look to Penn State Extension for stormwater education resources.
The Extension water team is happy to have a new Educator on board. Danielle Rhea will be based in Jefferson County and serving counties in north central Pennsylvania and beyond.
Visitors to the annual festival had an opportunity to learn about how stormwater can impact their local waterways.
Two rain gardens to help control stormwater runoff were recently completed in York and Shrewsbury Townships.
Master Watershed Steward event in York County introduces youth to fishing and helps them to gain appreciation of their local waterways.
Extension's volunteer network for private well owners shows great impact this past year.
The Mercer County Extension office had their meeting room filled to capacity when it hosted a Drinking Water Clinic at the end of September.
The goal of this workshop is to help conservationists better understand the dairy business and become more effective communicators when helping dairy farmers consider and implement conservation practices.
Green Infrastructure. You may have heard this term before, but what does it mean?
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.
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.
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!
This nasty weed chokes our watersheds and causes property damage around the state.
Starting this year and continuing into early 2019, a new project will provide active Master Well Owners Network volunteers with an exciting opportunity.
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.
Have you been seeing terms like GI, GSI, raingarden, stormwater management, infiltration basin, swale, bump out, raised dropped inlet or tree trenches?
Stormwater management solutions are in action in the Stony Creek Watershed in Montgomery County
Several Penn State Extension staff took part in the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) Annual Conference held June 26-28 in Pittsburgh, PA.