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Attendees listen to presenations at Stormwater Conference
November 17, 2017

Over 70 attended a Chesapeake Stormwater Summit on October 27 which highlighted Penn State research exploring the barriers to greater adoption of green infrastructure approaches to stormwater management, and discussed recommendations for overcoming them.

York Master Watershed Stewards
November 17, 2017

Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Stewards Program came to York County in 2016 and is educating, training and activating citizens to help meet the county’s clean water goals.

November 17, 2017

The AEC brought on board three new interns for the fall semester. Meet Sean, Bill, and Aidan.

Tree planting in the Lower Susquehanna
November 17, 2017

From Lititz to Hershey, Greening the Lower Susquehanna volunteers planted hundreds of trees this fall to help improve water quality in priority watersheds in the Lower Susquehanna region.

Mid Atlantic Soil Health Conference
November 17, 2017

A two day conference last month focused on the foundation for healthy ecosystems and agricultural production: soil health.

Hershey Meadow Stream Restoration
November 17, 2017

The Center for Watershed Protection and Ecosystem Planning & Restoration is offering a training on stream restoration.

Penn State Extension
November 17, 2017

As we finish with fall harvest and head into the holiday season and early winter, Penn State Extension is offering many workshops events for producers.

August 24, 2017

The Agriculture and Environment Center has an opening for a paid internship for enrolled students for Fall 2017 Semester.

Lost Creek, Juniata County
July 11, 2017

Since last October, community members in the Lost Creek Watershed in Juniata County have been meeting with the AEC to develop a vision for Lost Creek—what they want to see for their watershed now and into the future. With their dedication and passion for the health of their watershed and a blueprint to guide them, the future is bright.

Planting Green demonstration
July 11, 2017

On a warm sunny day in late June, over 220 producers, agriculture industry representatives, conservation professionals, researchers and educators gathered at the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ Southeast Research and Education Center (SEAREC) for an agronomic field day to learn the latest in research and practice to help “farm for success.”

Pennsylvania Ag Fields
July 11, 2017

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences is now offering an undergraduate certificate program to help train the next generation of conservation professionals to help agricultural producers meet soil health and water quality goals.

Mill Creek Riparian Buffer Planting
July 11, 2017

Volunteers gathered on June 10th at a family farm just outside of New Holland along the banks of Mill Creek. The group included Penn State’s AEC staff, Greening the Lower Susquehanna volunteers, dedicated Lancaster County Citizens, and enthusiastic attendees from Lancaster County’s first annual Water Week activities. The day was filled with hard work for a good cause.

AEC Watershed technicians, Jenna Mackley and Sarah Xenophon
July 11, 2017

AEC staff members were among the nearly 1,400 who participated in Lancaster Water Week activities June 3-10 to celebrate the county’s waters, educate about the challenges we face in achieving clean water, and activating people to take action.

Green Infrastructure outside city building.
July 11, 2017

Landscape professionals in Pennsylvania can now become Chesapeake Bay certified through a new training and certification program coming to Lancaster later this month.

July 11, 2017

The AEC and Chiques Creek Re-envisioned partners are offering several events this summer to promote conservation practices and clean water in the Chiques watershed in Lancaster County.

Ag Progress Days
July 11, 2017

You can visit the AEC at two locations at this year’s Ag Progress Days

Ron Kopp, dairy farmer from Londonderry Township, shares his experiences with no-till at a past Conewago winter farmers meeting.
February 10, 2017

The AEC and other partners will provide winter farmer meetings focused agriculture and conservation in the Chiques and Conewago watersheds in Lancaster, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties. The Chiques farmers meeting will be held February 23 at Acorn Farms in Mt. Joy. Londonderry Township will host the Conewago meeting on March 3 at Sunset Golf Course in Middletown.

Sustainable Ag Extension Educator, Kristy Borrelli
February 10, 2017

Penn State Extension is part of a recently announced Regional Conservation Partnership Program provided by USDA NRCS to support soil and water conservation efforts on farms in Centre, Clinton and Lycoming Counties. Along with Extension, lead partner Chesapeake Bay Foundation will work with the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, and local conservation districts and NRCS offices to conduct outreach, education and research to accelerate adoption of soil health practices to improve water quality.

Stream bank fencing was among the practices reported in the survey.
February 10, 2017

A recent College of Ag study shows Pennsylvania farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have voluntarily implemented many conservation practices with their own dollars. The study is the first comprehensive effort to document and report these previously unreported practices to the Chesapeake Bay Program.