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The Phosphorus Paradox
January 7, 2015

This is the story of phosphorus, the first element isolated and discovered by modern science.

Science for Solutions.
December 8, 2014

The Center for Nutrient Solutions presented the fourth seminar of the Science for Solutions series. "What is a Healthy Stream or Wetland Worth? Translating Ecosystem Services to Ecosystem Values, Part 1." This first segment of a two-part seminar was presented by Rich Ready, Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics at Penn State.

Presenter, Mazdak Arabi.
November 11, 2014

The Center for Nutrient Solutions is hosting its third seminar of the Science for Solutions series on the 21st of November. The title of this seminar is "Collaboration Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental and Water Resources Management."

Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater
October 11, 2014

The AEC hosts a free Stormwater Management Workshop for local community members to learn tips and tricks for managing stormwater on their property found in the Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater.

Science for Solutions: Combating the Wicked Nutrient Problem
October 3, 2014

The Center for Nutrient Solutions at Penn State announces seminar series - "Science for Solutions: Combating the Wicked Nutrient Problem."

Save the date.
October 2, 2014

The Sustainable Watersheds Program at Penn State is hosting a Watershed Summit on November 3rd at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA. The summit will facilitate university and community collaboration towards protecting and restoring local watersheds. All are welcome to attend!

June 5, 2014

The story of the Conewago Creek Initiative told in the film "For the Next Watershed, A Conewago Creek Story" was honored with two Telly Awards which recognizes outstanding regional television and cable programs, and nonbroadcast video and film productions. It won in the education and green/eco-friendly categories.

Penn State Extension
May 27, 2014

For a full view and search of the complete listing of courses and workshops offered by Penn State Extension, follow the link provided below.

January 10, 2014

For the Next Watershed, A Conewago Story, documents the highly successful Conewago Creek Initiative, a community engagement watershed restoration effort. The Conewago Creek, a US Department of Agriculture 'Showcase Watershed' in south-central Pennsylvania, is a model for Chesapeake Bay restoration. This video documents the work of dozens of partner organizations, farmers, and other residents.

Cooper Printing
August 8, 2013

Introducing the Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater produced by The Little Conestoga Partnership. This guide, and online video series, will help property owners develop and implement a stormwater management plan for their property.

Cover crops provide multiple ecosystem services - improving soil health, N-cycling, and water quality protection
September 2, 2012

Summer interns working with the Conewago Initiative develop video to describe ecosystem services provided by best management practices - and what land managers can do to enhance them.

Forested Riparian Buffer. Source: Matt Kofroth, LCCD
July 16, 2012

Ag Progress Days are just around the corner! Be sure to check out Penn State's Agriculture and Environment Center while you are there. The AEC is focusing on one best management practice for water quality; riparian buffers. Stop by to learn all you need to know about riparian buffers and what they can do for you and your land.

July 13, 2012

Penn State Extension & the Conewago Creek Initiative Offers “Equine Environmental Stewardship” Course in Dauphin County. Don't miss out on this special workshop designed for horse owners!

A recent graduate from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences holds a jar of pressed and filtered canola oil while standing by canola plants and the New Holland tractor that was converted to run on straight vegetable oil.
July 10, 2012

Weeds, manure, slugs, cows and a vegetable oil-powered tractor are all part of a unique study being conducted in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Natural Resource Conservation Service
June 19, 2012

A news release from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Natural Resource Conservation Service explains the accomplishments made in the Chesapeake Bay and how they are making a difference in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. "Landowners using financial, technical assistance to improve water quality."

Manure storage area
June 5, 2012

Recent, tragic loss of life in conjunction with an open air manure storage facility brings to the front the critical need for conversations with all agriculturalists about how to prevent future losses. This fact sheet, developed by Penn State Extension specialists who work with farm safety and manure handling, provides a checklist for ensuring the welfare of those who work near and in manure storage areas.

June 4, 2012

This week's Conewago Currents looks at on-the-farm and on-the-lawn efforts that make a difference for water quality in local waters.

Farm Mapping and E&S Planning System
June 4, 2012

The PAOneStop program is an online tool to help you draw out a professional map of your land. A farm map is an essential part of your Manure Management Plan, farmers. Currently there are over 350 users of the system who have mapped over 1,000 different farms.

United States Department of Agriculture
June 1, 2012

USDA Expands Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program by 20,000 Acres to Benefit Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Mid-Atlantic States.