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A newly-planted live stake. (Photo: Kristen Kyler, Penn State)
Utilize Cuttings from Willows and Dogwoods to Improve Streams - News News
There is a simple practice you can do to repair streambanks, create wildlife habitat, and improve the health of your stream — live staking. More
Over 13% of Pennsylvania’s wetlands are permanently flooded by water, like this lake in Westmoreland County, PA (Photo by D. Rhea, Penn State)
Wetlands: A Valuable Natural Landscape Feature - News News
Swamp, marsh, and bog. These are a few words that are used to describe wetlands; but what is a wetland and why do they matter? More
Easy and Low Cost Stream Bank Repair - Livestaking
Livestaking for Streambank Repair - Workshops Workshops
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Using dormant cuttings from water loving trees and shrubs is an affordable and simple way to help stabilize eroding stream banks More
Watershed Decisions Activity Kit
Watershed Decisions Activity Kit - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$39.00
A hands-on, inquiry based activity kit that helps older youth and adults learn about water quality issues in small watersheds and the decision making processes that go into improving those water quality issues. More
Master Watershed Stewards conduct stream monitoring as one of thier many projects around the state. (Photo: Erin Frederick, Penn State)
Master Watershed Steward Program – a Look Back on 2018’s Accomplishments - News News
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. More
Educators use the "Watershed Decisions" activity at a training workshop (Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State)
Teaching Youth About Water Continues To Be a High Priority - News News
Pennsylvania is a national leader in training educators to teach youth about the importance of water quality and conservation. 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
Mia Yencha makes it rain as part of Penn State Extension’s “Rain to Drain” activity at Mount Holly Springs’ Holly Festival Day Celebration on September 15. (Photo: Heather Couch)
Stormwater Education in Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland County - News News
Visitors to the annual festival had an opportunity to learn about how stormwater can impact their local waterways. More
Master Watershed Stewards work to plant a rain garden at Miller Park in Shrewsbury Township, York County. (Photo by Jodi Sulpizio, Penn State)
Master Watershed Stewards in York County Work to Plant Rain Gardens - News News
Two rain gardens to help control stormwater runoff were recently completed in York and Shrewsbury Townships. More
York City youth cast their lines into Codorus Creek at the Youth and Family Fishing and Conservation day (Photo by Jodi Sulpizio, Penn State)
Master Watershed Stewards in York Introduce City Youth to Fishing and Conservation - News News
Master Watershed Steward event in York County introduces youth to fishing and helps them to gain appreciation of their local waterways. More
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
Photo by Jess Chou-Penn State Extension Community Engagement Intern
Growers’ Series: Designing a Rain Garden - Workshops Workshops
Learn active and passive strategies for storm water management and rain water harvesting 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
Flooding around your home and on the farm could be leading to issues you need to address. Image Credit: Jennifer Fetter
After the Flood – Recovery Considerations for Rural Pennsylvanians - Articles Articles

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
Tree trenches can be used in parking lots where a walkway system is being developed along shade trees. A tree trench is a system of trees connected by an underground infiltration structure. Photo: Thomas McCann, Penn State
Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Overview From a Philadelphia Perspective - Articles Articles
Have you been seeing terms like GI, GSI, raingarden, stormwater management, infiltration basin, swale, bump out, raised dropped inlet or tree trenches? 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
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
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
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
Image Credit: Susan Greenfield
How Can I Control Stormwater on My Property? - Articles Articles
Want to control stormwater on your property? There are many different things you can do. More
Scott Sjolander, Penn State University
What Will My Stormwater Project Cost? - Articles Articles
Stormwater drainage, called runoff, affects everyone and all pay. Some costs may be in purchases or repairs, others in management. More
Jennifer Fetter, Penn State University
What are Stormwater Pollutants? - Articles Articles
Stormwater can cause water pollution because it often contains harmful materials picked up when it washed across the land. More
Heather McKean, Penn State University
Is Stormwater Damaging My Property? - Articles Articles
Have you ever wondered why your basement keeps flooding or your driveway is washing away? Stormwater could be damaging your property. More
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