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June 6, 2016

The AEC will be out and about in the Chiques Creek Watershed in Lancaster County later this month.

The GLS Litter Pickup team
June 6, 2016

GLS Volunteers kick off the spring with tree plantings, live stakings, and litter pickups.

GLS volunteers working hard to eliminate invasive plants and improve the habitat
June 6, 2016

GLS volunteers convened in the Hershey area to create a new pollinator conservation area with butterfly-friendly plants.

Ag Progress Days
June 6, 2016

The AEC will be in featured in two locations at this year's Ag Progress Days!

Matt Royer addresses PA in the Balance conference attendees in Hershey, PA.
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.

February 29, 2016

The survey, administered by the Penn State Survey Research Center, inventories conservation practices in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Before & After Riparian Buffer (photo courtesy of CREP website)
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.

PA Dept of Ag Secretary, Russell Redding.
February 29, 2016

Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center held fifth annual Winter Farmers Meeting with farmers from both Chiques and Conewago Creek watersheds.

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.

Volunteers planting trees.
February 29, 2016

Livestaking, pollinator habitat planting, litter clean up, and more... check out all of the upcoming events!

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.

Searching for aquatic insects.
January 7, 2016

A new app developed by the AEC and Penn State Extension enables citizens to monitor stream health and help advance science.

No-till and cover crops.
November 20, 2015

With harvest time coming to a close, it is a great time to attend a Penn State Extension workshop.

The Chiques Creek Reenvisioned project will seek to build upon local successes, like this stream bank fencing project on Donegal Creek.
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.

Erin teaching youth about water quality during her time as an environmental educator.
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.

Jeff Holzer worked on community assessment mapping this summer, as well as other projects.
October 22, 2015

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh provided meaningful opportunities to students and their partners this summer.

Two ERM students work together to plant a Dogwood.
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.

Lenkor Manor community members discuss where to place practices to manage stormwater in their community
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

Attendees at the Right of Way workshop
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.