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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.

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.

Christine Stephens, junior ERM major.
September 16, 2015

This summer Christine Stephens had an incredible internship opportunity to work with water ... and with what lives in the water.

August 31, 2015

Don't miss out on our events for September!

Soil testing in the field
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.

Conservation Crop Volunteers on the 193 Operations Wing of the US Air Force in Middletown, PA.
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.

Rain garden in Lancaster, PA.
August 11, 2015

Local entities implementing BMPs to address MS4, CSO discharges are eligible, must apply by October 9, 2015

Manure Expo welcome sign
August 3, 2015

Pennsylvania hosts 2015 North American Manure Expo

The cover crop team organizing bins of seeds before planting
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.

Ray Archuleta does a demonstration on how cover cropping and no-till benefits soil structure in an agriculture system.
August 3, 2015

Hershey Farms in Elizabethtown hosts field day featuring Ray Archuleta, Leroy Bupp and cover crop mixtures