Posted: April 5, 2018

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

Stormwater Workshop

Stormwater Workshop

Spring has sprung! You can learn how to green your property for clean water at this free workshop! Student interns from the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center will teach homeowners about stormwater management on Tuesday, April 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the American Philatelic Society, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA near Big Spring Spirits. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Attendees will learn about stormwater runoff and how to implement simple, green practices on their own properties to better manage runoff while cultivating their yards. Landscaping with native plants will be emphasized, and practices like rain gardens, rain barrels, native meadows and riparian buffers will be discussed.

"This is a great time to think about your spring landscaping plans," said Matt Royer, director of the AEC. "Our student interns will share tips and ideas about managing water on a property and how the use of native plants in landscaping can improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and beautify your home at the same time."
All attendees will receive a free Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater and learn how to use the guide to develop a plan for their own land.

The workshop is co-sponsored by Borough of Bellefonte, Penn State Sustainability Institute, Clearwater Conservancy, Spring Creek Trout Unlimited, Spring Creek Watershed Commission, and the American Philatelic Society.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested.

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