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Centers and Initiatives

The Center for Integrated Multi-Scale Nutrient Pollution Solutions (Center for Nutrient Solutions or CNS for short), is one of four centers funded under the EPA STAR program establishing “national centers for innovative and sustainable water research, incorporating a systems view of nutrient management. Institutions collaborating with Penn State are the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

The Conewago Creek Initiative is a locally-led, collaborative partnership effort in the Conewago Creek watershed in Dauphin, Lebanon, and Lancaster Counties of Pennsylvania. The Initiative seeks to improve water quality in the Conewago Creek watershed by working with local residents and landowners in the community to increase awareness of and interest in adopting land management practices that will improve water quality of local streams, ensure healthy farms, forests, and communities, and protect and maintain quality of life.

This project is focusing on green infrastructure approaches to restoration and stormwater management in the Lower Susquehanna region.

A report on the Pennsylvania in the Balance Conference held in Hershey, Pennsylvania on March 1-3, 2016.

Following the successful Conewago partnership model, we are developing a Sustainable Watersheds Program at Penn State, which will engage local watershed partners and provide increased engaged scholarship opportunities for Penn State students.