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2015

Attend a Penn State Extension End of Year Workshop
November 20, 2015
With harvest time coming to a close, it is a great time to attend a Penn State Extension workshop.
AEC Awarded National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant for "Chiques Creek Reenvisioned"
November 20, 2015
The Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center has been awarded a grant to bring its signature watershed community engagement model to Chiques Creek, a priority watershed in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Alumni Spotlight: Q & A with Alumnus Erin Hill
November 11, 2015
For this months Student Spotlight, we sat down Erin Hill, alumnus of the ERM program. Erin shared her experience as a student and intern at the AEC. She is currently working as an Environmental Services Trainee at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
Extension Spotlight: Engaged Pittsburgh, Engaged Scholarship
October 22, 2015
The Penn State Center Pittsburgh provided meaningful opportunities to students and their partners this summer.
AEC and State College Borough Continue to Grow Stormwater Partnership
October 14, 2015
This fall, ERM Students, the AEC and the State College Borough partnered for a rain garden planting to reduce stormwater flow on Barnard Street.
Feature Spotlight: Helping Turn Community's "Green Vision" into Reality
October 12, 2015
The Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center's Greening the Lower Susquehanna Team worked with the Lenker Manor neighborhood in Swatara Township to develop a "Green Masterplan" to manage stormwater through green infrastructure
AEC hosts Right of Way Workshop in Lancaster
September 21, 2015
Right of Way Management Workshop held to educate pesticide applicators, homeowners, public works staff, and others on best management practices for managing the land.
AEC hosts "ERM Welcome Bash"
September 21, 2015
Nutrient Stewardship Field Day
September 18, 2015
Join PA 4Rs Alliance and GROWMARK FS on Friday October 2, 2015 from 9:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M.
Student Spotlight: Stephens' Summer of Bugs
September 16, 2015
This summer Christine Stephens had an incredible internship opportunity to work with water ... and with what lives in the water.
Upcoming Events: September
August 31, 2015
Don't miss out on our events for September!
Research Spotlight: Soil Health: Many Tests, One Goal
August 31, 2015
Although researchers continue to study which soil test provides the best results for nutrients recommendations, they all agree on one thing: soil health is a priority.
Volunteers of Lower Susquehanna Called On for a Unique Partnership
August 31, 2015
Greening the Lower Susquehanna conservation corps volunteers had the opportunity to help maintain a rain garden on the 193d Special Operations Wing of the U.S. Air Force in Middletown, PA.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Arboretum Wildflower Trail
August 28, 2015
DEP Announces Funding for Stormwater BMPs in Chesapeake Bay Watershed
August 11, 2015
Local entities implementing BMPs to address MS4, CSO discharges are eligible, must apply by October 9, 2015
Feature Spotlight: Sustainable Stormwater Solutions
August 4, 2015
Helping Homeowners Find Sustainable Stormwater Solutions
The Future of What’s Left Behind
August 3, 2015
Pennsylvania hosts 2015 North American Manure Expo
Research Spotlight: Penn State Research suggests ‘Farm-Tuning’ your Cover Crops
August 3, 2015
Pennsylvania farmers are innovative by nature and by necessity. Providing meaningful metrics to these innovations is among the prime objectives of the active team of cover crop researchers at the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance Celebrates 10 Years of Soil Health
August 3, 2015
Hershey Farms in Elizabethtown hosts field day featuring Ray Archuleta, Leroy Bupp and cover crop mixtures
August: A Busy Month for the AEC
August 3, 2015
Don't miss out on our events for August!
Student Spotlight: AEC Interns
August 2, 2015
Maya Yakobi, Emily Newman and Hillary Yarger bring energy, fresh ideas to the AEC this summer
Event Spotlight: Chesapeake Bay Program Expert Panels
August 1, 2015
Open Sessions Set for August, September
AEC Bids Farewell to AnneLiese Nachman
August 1, 2015
After seven years of service to the AEC, we say farewell to a valued member of the team.
Event Spotlight: PA NRCS to Host Advanced Soil Health Workshop
August 1, 2015
Workshop to be held at Rock Springs August 24-25 as part of "train the trainer" soil health series for conservation professionals
Award-winning Production: The Phosphorus Paradox
July 2, 2015
WPSU Penn State's "The Phosphorus Paradox" led the station’s impressive haul with six honors.
Harris Township Free Stormwater Workshop
June 9, 2015
The Agriculture & Environment Center will host a free Stormwater Management Workshop Saturday, June 27 from 9:30am-12pm at the Harris Township Municipal Building.
Water Webinar: Irrigation Water Characteristics in Pennsylvania
May 29, 2015
The June Water Webinar will be held in the fourth week of June. The topic will be "Irrigation Water Characteristics in Pennsylvania" by Amy Galford, Penn State Extension.
The University of Iowa Biomass Fuel Project: Co-Firing Biomass in Solid Fuel Boilers
May 29, 2015
Join the Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium's Webinar Series on the second Tuesday of each month for their "Northeast Bioenergy Webinar Series". These online, hour-long presentations are free to the public, and feature fascinating and important topics related to bioenergy in the northeast.
Assessing Your Forest: TUSAF (Noon webinar)
May 29, 2015
Learn how to assess how changes in canopy closure, average tree diameter, tree quality, and species composition, combined with regeneration, interfering plants, and deer impacts affect sustainable forest outcomes. Treatment Unit Sustainability Assessment Form (TUSAF).
Green Infrastructure Webinar Series
May 29, 2015
Learn how "Green Infrastructure" such as open space, forests, parks, street trees, rain gardens, green roofs, permeable pavers, and rain barrels are helping to conserve viable natural resources and capture, infiltrate and evapo-transpire rain where it falls.
2015 Water Symposium
April 15, 2015
An Interdisciplinary Exhibition of Water Scholarship at Penn State April 22, 2015, HUB-Robeson Center.
Reinvention Fund Symposium
April 15, 2015
The first ever Reinvention Fund Symposium will showcase sustainability projects at the Nittany Lion Inn on April 18, before the kick-off of the 2015 Blue-White Game.
Science for Solutions: Emerging Contaminants Series
March 18, 2015
The College of Agricultural Sciences announces the launch of its latest “Science for Solutions” seminar series: “Science for Solutions: Emerging Contaminants.”
North American Manure Expo
February 3, 2015
The 2015 North American Manure Expo, Professionalism in Nutrient Management will take place July 14 and 15 in Chambersburg, PA. This Expo is sponsored by the Professional Nutrients Applicators Association of Wisconsin.
Science for Solutions: Sixth Seminar of Series
January 30, 2015
The Center for Nutrient Solutions presents the sixth seminar of the Science for Solutions series. "What is a Healthy Stream or Wetland Worth? Translating Ecosystem Services to Ecosystem Values, Part 2." This seminar will be presented by Rob Brooks, Professor of Geography and Ecology, and Director of Riparia at Penn State.
Science for Solutions: Fifth Seminar of Series
January 27, 2015
The Penn State Center for Nutrient Solutions continues "Science for Solutions" seminar series this Spring. Join in exploring the many disciplines and approaches in addressing the complex nutrient problem.
The Phosphorus Paradox
January 7, 2015
This is the story of phosphorus, the first element isolated and discovered by modern science.