Join the AEC this Month in the Chiques Creek Watershed

Posted: June 6, 2016

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

The AEC will have a display booth at the Chiques Creek Watershed Expo on Wednesday, June 22 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Lancaster Liederkranz, 722 South Chiques Creek Road, Manheim. The Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance sponsors this annual family friendly event on the banks of the creek to teach watershed residents about how to protect and restore the watershed. The event features food and ice cream and live music, and plenty of fun and interesting displays from the watershed alliance and other partners.

The AEC will also be on hand the next day, June 23, from 9 am to 3 pm, for “Farming for Success,” a Penn State Extension field day held at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1446 Auction Road, Manheim. This 120-acre Penn State research farm is in the heart of Lancaster County and the Chiques Creek Watershed, and is host to research and demonstrations on a variety of best management practices to improve water quality, including no-till, cover crops, riparian buffers, rain gardens, and native pollinator plantings.

Farming for Success will bring producers together with ag industry representatives to explore innovations in crop production and conservation.

The AEC is actively working in the Chiques Creek Watershed to facilitate “Chiques Creek Reenvisioned,” a robust partnership working to restore water quality. Partners include the Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance, PADEP, SRBC, Lancaster County Conservation District, Lancaster County Conservancy, Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium, watershed municipalities, LandStudies, Inc., Wild Resources, Inc., Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and many others.

Be sure to stop by to meet AEC staff and learn about our work in the Chiques!