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2016

Feature Spotlight: Students’ Baltic Study Abroad Offers Lessons for the Chesapeake
June 6, 2016
College of Agricultural Sciences students and faculty, fresh off an amazing educational and cultural exchange in Sweden, returned to the United States with a deeper appreciation of the challenges faced in restoring the Baltic Sea, and lessons learned for Chesapeake Bay restoration.
Penn State Extension Farming for Success Workshops
June 6, 2016
Farming for Success, an agronomic field day for professionals in the agricultural field, will take place on Thursday, June 23. Register by June 21 to guarantee your spot today!
Student Spotlight: AEC Welcomes Summer Interns
June 6, 2016
Penn State Environmental Resource Management majors Tyler Erb and Rob Ost have joined the AEC team.
Join the AEC this Month in the Chiques Creek Watershed
June 6, 2016
The AEC will be out and about in the Chiques Creek Watershed in Lancaster County later this month.
A Busy Spring for Greening the Lower Susquehanna
June 6, 2016
GLS Volunteers kick off the spring with tree plantings, live stakings, and litter pickups.
Butterflies and Clean Water in Chocolatetown
June 6, 2016
GLS volunteers convened in the Hershey area to create a new pollinator conservation area with butterfly-friendly plants.
Look for the AEC at Ag Progress Days 2016!
June 6, 2016
The AEC will be in featured in two locations at this year's Ag Progress Days!
Coalition emerges to support farmers in effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay
March 21, 2016
In early March in Hershey, PA, AEC Director, Matt Royer coordinated a three-day conference, hosted by Penn State, aimed at developing a strategy for Pennsylvania contributing to Chesapeake Bay restoration. The event, titled "Pennsylvania in the Balance," included leaders in agriculture and the environment working together to identify new, innovative solutions that can help ensure the state maintains a vibrant and productive agriculture industry, while meeting water-quality goals for the Commonwealth's rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay.
Farmers Urged to Complete Survey
February 29, 2016
The survey, administered by the Penn State Survey Research Center, inventories conservation practices in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
PACD, CREP Partners Offer Riparian Buffer Events
February 29, 2016
Riparian buffers are one of the most effective ways to improve water quality and stream health. Attend one of these buffer workshops to learn more on how you can help your local streams.
Fifth Annual Winter Farmers Meeting a Success
February 29, 2016
Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center held fifth annual Winter Farmers Meeting with farmers from both Chiques and Conewago Creek watersheds.
Kevin Stough Joins AEC Team as Spring Intern
February 29, 2016
Meet our newest AEC Intern!
Penn State Extension Offers Community Forestry Short Course March 29-31
February 29, 2016
Spring is fast approaching and with it a good opportunity to attend a Penn State Extension short course on planning and managing green infrastructure.
Greening the Lower Susquehanna Volunteer Corps will have a busy spring!
February 29, 2016
Livestaking, pollinator habitat planting, litter clean up, and more... check out all of the upcoming events!
Help Tell the Story: PA Farmer Survey
February 26, 2016
Pennsylvania farmers across the Chesapeake Bay watershed are invited to help capture many of the conservation practices that have been implemented throughout the state. This survey will inventory these practices, ensuring that the agricultural community receives the credit it deserves for improving water quality.
FISH app creates opportunity for citizen scientists.
January 7, 2016
A new app developed by the AEC and Penn State Extension enables citizens to monitor stream health and help advance science.