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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
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
Five Tips for a Healthy Pond
Five Tips for a Healthy Pond - Videos Videos

Five Tips for a Healthy Pond

Bryan Swistock

8:44

Many earthen ponds have problems with algae, nuisance wildlife, or water quality. This video provides a few simple tips to help solve or prevent these common problems and ensure a healthy pond. More
Photo: Heather McKean
Crawford County Pond Workshop Draws a Large Crowd - News News
The workshop increased participants' knowledge of pond maintenance and ecology. More
Pond and Lake Management Workshop
Pond and Lake Management Workshop - Workshops Workshops
This workshop will address managing nuisance plants and algae in your pond and/or lake. More
Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invaders
Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invaders - Webinars Webinars
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PA Sea Grant Personnel, Sarah Whitney and Sara Stahlman, discuss aquatic invasive species. More
Innovative Controls for Algae and Aquatic Plant Growth
Innovative Controls for Algae and Aquatic Plant Growth - Webinars Webinars
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Joe Gallagher from Ecological Solutions, Inc., presents information on methods to control nuisance algae and aquatic plant growth. More
Five Steps to a Healthier Pond
Five Steps to a Healthier Pond - Webinars Webinars

Five Steps to a Healthier Pond

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Penn State Extension Water Resources Specialist covers five steps pond managers can use to create a healthier PA pond. More
Controlling Aquatic Plants and Algae in Ponds and Lakes
Controlling Aquatic Plants and Algae in Ponds and Lakes - Webinars Webinars
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Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Susan Boser, talks about how to control aquatic plants and algae. More
Aquatic Invasives and Water Gardens
Aquatic Invasives and Water Gardens - Webinars Webinars
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Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Diane Oleson, highlights the practice of water gardening and how that relates to the spread of invasive species. More
Fisheries Management for Ponds and Lakes
Fisheries Management for Ponds and Lakes - Webinars Webinars
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Joe Gallagher, President of Ecological Solutions, Inc. presents information on proper management of fish species in ponds and lakes. 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
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
Managing Your Restored Wetland
Managing Your Restored Wetland - Articles Articles

Managing Your Restored Wetland

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Charles Andrew Cole, Ph.D., Robert P Brooks, Ph.D.

This manual for landowners describes where wetland restoration is possible and how it is done. It covers basic wetland concepts, ecological concepts and terms, wetland restoration, and maintenance. More
Management of Aquatic Plants DVD
Management of Aquatic Plants DVD - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$5.00
This DVD highlights the benefits of aquatic plants and algae along with suitable strategies to control excessive growth when it occurs. 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
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
Pond Management for Rural and Farm Pond Owners
Pond Management for Rural and Farm Pond Owners - Online Courses Online Courses
$99.00
Learn basic pond maintenance and how to address common pond issues including excessive plant and algae growth, nuisance wildlife, and fishery management. More
Aquatic Pesticide Management: Using Aquatic Herbicides for Pond Weeds and Algae
Aquatic Pesticide Management: Using Aquatic Herbicides for Pond Weeds and Algae - Online Courses Online Courses
$59.00
Manage nuisance pond plant and algae growth. Learn about measurements, plant identification and control methods using an integrated pest management approach. More
Managing Your Pond or Lake
Managing Your Pond or Lake - Webinars Webinars
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Susan Boser from Penn State Extension explains the aspects of good pond management. More
Harmful Algae Blooms
Harmful Algae Blooms - Webinars Webinars

Harmful Algae Blooms

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Penn State Extension Water Resources Specialist, Bryan Swistock, discusses the causes and problems associated with harmful algal blooms in PA. More
Identifying and Managing Aquatic Invasive Species
Identifying and Managing Aquatic Invasive Species - Webinars Webinars
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Diane Oleson from Penn State Extension discusses best management practices for aquatic invasive species. More
Results from a Penn State Study of Harmful Algae Blooms in Ponds
Results from a Penn State Study of Harmful Algae Blooms in Ponds - Webinars Webinars
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Algae is one of the most common problems reported by pond owners. Of greatest concern are blooms caused by microscopic blue-green algae which can produce toxins. More
Pond Management School
Pond Management School - Workshops Workshops
Regional Green Industry Professionals are invited to join Penn State Extension and Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve for Pond Management School. More
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