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Category: Watersheds
Former Minelands Get An Ecological Do-Over

Former Minelands Get An Ecological Do-Over

May 24, 2019Allegheny Front

Deep in the Moshannon State Forest in Elk County, Pennsylvania, there’s a sloped, barren patch of land surrounded by an otherwise healthy forest. It looks as if a tornado has torn through here — the earth has been churned up,...

Penn State Extension ‘Dive Deeper’ water educator program praised by state

Penn State Extension ‘Dive Deeper’ water educator program praised by state

May 13, 2019Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s “Dive Deeper – Youth Water Educators Summit” recently received a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The recognition is the highest statewide honor bestowed upon businesses...

ECCD nominates Clarion for 2019 PA River of the Year

December 7, 2018Daily Press (St Marys)

ST. MARYS, PA — Recently, the Wolf Administration encouraged the public to vote online for the 2019 Pennsylvania River of the Year and the Elk County Conservation District has nominated the Clarion River this year. “Pennsylvania is filled with countless...

Finances, promoting fishing dominate new PFBC leader’s agenda

November 18, 2018Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)

Tim Schaeffer was on the job for less than three days when I hit him with some hard questions. He didn’t flinch. As the new executive director with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Schaeffer know there are many tough...

SPRINGFIELD EAC: Environmental forums planned

October 15, 2018Springfield Sun

Most of the focus at the recent Springfield Community Day was on friends, neighborhood businesses and local nonprofit groups. A trio of environmental concerns also drew great interest, and there are two environmental forums next week planned as a follow...

Demonstration rain barrel housed at Harveys Lake Borough police station

July 25, 2018The Dallas Post

HARVEYS LAKE — The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program in Northeast Pennsylvania unveiled a demonstration rain barrel at the Harveys Lake Borough Police Station July 22. There was a presentation of the Master Watershed Steward program and the...

Delaware River cleanup improves water quality

July 19, 2018New Jersey Herald

DINGMANS FERRY, Pa. — Nearly three decades of cleaning up the Delaware River between Barryville, N.Y., and the Delaware Water Gap has resulted in an unprecedented level of cleanliness in the water. That was the message participants in the 29th...