Posted: July 11, 2017

The AEC and Chiques Creek Re-envisioned partners are offering several events this summer to promote conservation practices and clean water in the Chiques watershed in Lancaster County.

The AEC is facilitating Chiques Creek Re-envisioned, a robust and diverse partnership working together to improve water quality in the Chiques Creek watershed in Lancaster County. Funded by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the partnership is bringing a host of education and outreach events to the watershed this summer. Upcoming events include:

Penn State Extension Pond and Lake Management Workshop
July 13, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Graybill Farm, 367 Doe Run Road, Manheim
Learn about the various cycles in your pond, how to control weeds and algae, and the value of buffer strips to protect pond health.
Register here

Penn State Extension Summer Garden Experience
July 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Southeast Ag Research & Education Center (SEAREC), 1446 Auction Road, Manheim
Learn what plants are best for attracting pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden and landscape, how to manage stormwater through gardening and landscaping, other gardening tips, and the latest in horticultural and agronomic research from Penn State. Featured speaker is Doug Tallamy, the national-recognized author of Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape.
Visit the SEAREC website to learn more.

Penn State Extension Equine Pasture Walk
August 2, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Elm Ridge Farm, 373 Elm Road, Lititz
Learn about environmental stewardship and farm management for small acreage horse farms as we tour Elm Ridge Farm owned by Wayne and Marian Martenas. See examples of manure storage, sacrifice lots, rotational grazing and riparian buffers. Sharpen skills at forage and weed identification, evaluating pastures, and soil testing with hands-on activities.
Register here

Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Chiques Creek Stomp
August 9, 2017, 6:00 PM
Mummau Park, 536 West High Street, Manheim
Join Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance and its partners for an evening in the creek at the Mummau Park restoration project. Get your old sneakers wet as you find out what critters live in the stream and what it means for water quality and stream health.
Visit the CCWA website to learn more.