Feature Spotlight: AEC Buffer Planting Helps Pennsylvania Partners on the Road to Ten Million Trees

May 4, 2018

Learn more about the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership - an initiative of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Research Spotlight: Center for Nutrient Solutions Explores Smart Approaches for Addressing Nutrient Pollution June 12

May 4, 2018

Nutrient pollution of water has often been described is a “wicked” problem, one that involves a complex, multidisciplinary approach to problem solving.

Extension Spotlight: AEC’s Kristen Kyler Certified as Conservation Landscape Professional Trainer

May 4, 2018

Kristen Kyler, the first two conservation professionals in Pennsylvania to be certified as a conservation landscape professional trainer under the new Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals (CBLP) certification program.

Student Spotlight: AEC Summer Interns Ready to Hit the Ground Running

May 4, 2018

The Agriculture and Environment Center welcomes four Environmental Resource Management students as full time interns this summer, Sean Bernheisel, Bill Ryan, Ryan Hill and Craig Zemitis.

Bellefonte Residents Learn Green Stormwater Management Tips

May 4, 2018

AEC student interns conducted a homeowner's stormwater workshop in Bellefonte, PA.

AEC Partners with Conservancy, Brewery and Others to Green Lower Swatara

May 4, 2018

Volunteers planted 400 trees along the Swatara Creek.

Stomping in Chiques Creek with Manheim Central Students

May 4, 2018

Manheim Central high school students and their agriculture education instructor explored the health of their local stream.

Clean Up Mother Earth this Mother’s Day Weekend

May 4, 2018

Spend time with Mom and help Mother Earth!

Farmers Encouraged to Add Conservation Practices

May 4, 2018

Improve Water Quality with REAP Tax Credits

Choose Clean Water Conference Comes to Lancaster May 22-23, 2018

May 4, 2018

The Choose Clean Water Conference is coming to Lancaster, Pennsylvania this month.

Join the AEC at Lancaster Water Week June 1-9, 2018

May 4, 2018

After a successful inaugural campaign, Lancaster Water Week presented by the Lancaster County Conservancy is back for year two.

Stream Stewardship Workshops in Mount Joy June 13 and 20, 2018

May 4, 2018

The AEC is partnering with Mount Joy Borough to offer stream stewardship workshops June 13 at the Milanof-Schock Library and June 20 at Little Chiques Park in Mount Joy.

Learn how to Green your property for Clean Water!

April 5, 2018

Free stormwater workshop offered by AEC interns to residents in Bellefonte.

Conservation Professionals Invited to Participate in Penn State AEC’s Internship Survey

February 5, 2018

The Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center is inviting all Pennsylvania agricultural conservation providers that offer student internships to fill out a survey about those opportunities.

AEC Announces 2018 Summer Internship

January 11, 2018

The AEC is announcing the 2018 Summer Internships. Lower Susquehanna Office, Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Feature Spotlight: It Starts in the Headwaters: AEC Teams with Landowners on Chiques Creek Restoration Project

November 17, 2017

The AEC and its Chiques Creek partners help horse owners meet their conservation goals.

Research Spotlight: Overcoming Barriers to Green Infrastructure Solutions

November 17, 2017

Over 70 attended a Chesapeake Stormwater Summit on October 27 which highlighted Penn State research exploring the barriers to greater adoption of green infrastructure approaches to stormwater management, and discussed recommendations for overcoming them.

Extension Spotlight: Master Watershed Stewards Help Meet York County’s Clean Water Goals

November 17, 2017

Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Stewards Program came to York County in 2016 and is educating, training and activating citizens to help meet the county’s clean water goals.

Student Spotlight: The AEC welcomes three new interns for Fall 2017!

November 17, 2017

The AEC brought on board three new interns for the fall semester. Meet Sean, Bill, and Aidan.

Volunteers Green the Lower Susquehanna This Fall

November 17, 2017

From Lititz to Hershey, Greening the Lower Susquehanna volunteers planted hundreds of trees this fall to help improve water quality in priority watersheds in the Lower Susquehanna region.

Farmers, Service Providers Talk Health Soil at Mid-Atlantic Soil Health Conference in Manheim

November 17, 2017

A two day conference last month focused on the foundation for healthy ecosystems and agricultural production: soil health.

Stream Restoration Training Offered December 11 in Mechanicsburg

November 17, 2017

The Center for Watershed Protection and Ecosystem Planning & Restoration is offering a training on stream restoration.

Tis the Season: Attend an Upcoming Penn State Extension Workshop

November 17, 2017

As we finish with fall harvest and head into the holiday season and early winter, Penn State Extension is offering many workshops events for producers.

AEC Fall 2017 Internship Opportunity

August 24, 2017

The Agriculture and Environment Center has an opening for a paid internship for enrolled students for Fall 2017 Semester.

Feature Spotlight: A Vision for the Lost Creek Watershed

July 11, 2017

Since last October, community members in the Lost Creek Watershed in Juniata County have been meeting with the AEC to develop a vision for Lost Creek—what they want to see for their watershed now and into the future. With their dedication and passion for the health of their watershed and a blueprint to guide them, the future is bright.

Research and Extension Spotlight: Over 220 Gather at SEAREC to Explore “Farming for Success”

July 11, 2017

On a warm sunny day in late June, over 220 producers, agriculture industry representatives, conservation professionals, researchers and educators gathered at the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ Southeast Research and Education Center (SEAREC) for an agronomic field day to learn the latest in research and practice to help “farm for success.”

Student Spotlight: New Agriculture Stewardship and Conservation Certificate Attracts Next Generation of Conservation Professionals

July 11, 2017

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences is now offering an undergraduate certificate program to help train the next generation of conservation professionals to help agricultural producers meet soil health and water quality goals.

Lower Susquehanna Community Comes Together to Save a Stream Using Trees

July 11, 2017

Volunteers gathered on June 10th at a family farm just outside of New Holland along the banks of Mill Creek. The group included Penn State’s AEC staff, Greening the Lower Susquehanna volunteers, dedicated Lancaster County Citizens, and enthusiastic attendees from Lancaster County’s first annual Water Week activities. The day was filled with hard work for a good cause.

Inaugural Lancaster Water Week a Resounding Success

July 11, 2017

AEC staff members were among the nearly 1,400 who participated in Lancaster Water Week activities June 3-10 to celebrate the county’s waters, educate about the challenges we face in achieving clean water, and activating people to take action.

Landscape Professional Training Comes to Lancaster July 24-25

July 11, 2017

Landscape professionals in Pennsylvania can now become Chesapeake Bay certified through a new training and certification program coming to Lancaster later this month.