The AEC runs the Sustainable Watersheds Program at Penn State, where local watershed partners are engaged and engaged scholarship opportunities are provided for Penn State students.

Initially, funded by a Reinvention Fund grant from the Sustainability Institute, the AEC's Sustainable Watersheds Program at Penn State, engages local watershed partners and provide engaged scholarship opportunities for Penn State students to solve local watershed issues.

The program promotes, restores, and maintains healthy local watersheds through collaborative community engagement and engaged scholarship. Through this program Penn State students and the AEC have developed and delivered stormwater workshops for homeowners in local communities around Penn State; helped develop manure management plans for local farmers; designed and implemented volunteer rain gardens; produced videos to document the restoration work of Spring Creek Trout Unlimited; worked with community members of the Lost Creek watershed in Juniata County to develop a vision for Lost Creek and a comprehensive watershed restoration plan; and are active members of a new watershed partnership in Halfmoon Creek in Centre and Huntingdon Counties.

Sustainable watersheds