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TapTalk - Greening Your Landscape and MS4s
TapTalk - Greening Your Landscape and MS4s - Workshops Workshops
Join us for a informative presentation on water quality topics. More
A microscopic view of some harmful algae species. Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State
Harmful Algal Blooms - Learning About These Potentially Toxic Nuisance Algae - News News
Pennsylvania contains thousands of natural and man-made ponds and lakes. Past surveys have found that nuisance algae growth is one of the most common complaints from pond and lake owners, especially during late summer months. More
Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs)
Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) - Videos Videos

Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs)

Bryan Swistock

6:10

A harmful algae bloom (HAB) in your pond can endanger people and animals. This video describes HABs and discusses possible courses of action if you have one. More
Pond Agencies and Permits in Pennsylvania
Pond Agencies and Permits in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Pond Agencies and Permits in Pennsylvania

乐动体育注册 Bryan Swistock

Information on the role of various agencies and permits that may be required for construction or maintenance of earthen ponds. More
A beautiful widow skimmer dragonfly. Photo: Jodi Sulpizio, Penn State
Dragons and Damsels Around Your Pond and Water Garden - News News
These insects have been around for millions of years, are important components of aquatic ecosystems and are indicators of good water quality. More
A healthy pond requires maintenance year round (Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State)
Early Spring Pond Inspections - News News

Early Spring Pond Inspections

03/11/2019

If you are a pond owner, early spring is a good time to take a walk around your pond and check to see if any maintenance is needed. More
Japanese knotweed (Photo by Erin Frederick - Penn State)
Master Watershed Stewards Tackle Japanese Knotweed at Environmental Center - News News
This nasty weed chokes our watersheds and causes property damage around the state. More
Proper pond management can ensure an aesthetically pleasing pond that provides great fishing, swimming and other recreational uses (photo B. Swistock).
New LearnNow Video Discusses Tips for a Healthier Pond - News News
There are thousands of earthen ponds and lakes across Pennsylvania that provide many benefits to homeowners and farmers, but they have their share of problems. More
Five Tips for a Healthy Pond
Five Tips for a Healthy Pond - Videos Videos

Five Tips for a Healthy Pond

乐动体育注册 Bryan Swistock

8:44

Many earthen ponds have problems with algae, nuisance wildlife, or water quality. This video provides a few simple tips to help solve or prevent these common problems and ensure a healthy pond. More
Photo: Heather McKean
Crawford County Pond Workshop Draws a Large Crowd - News News
The workshop increased participants' knowledge of pond maintenance and ecology. More
Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invaders
Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invaders - Webinars Webinars
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PA Sea Grant Personnel, Sarah Whitney and Sara Stahlman, discuss aquatic invasive species. More
Innovative Controls for Algae and Aquatic Plant Growth
Innovative Controls for Algae and Aquatic Plant Growth - Webinars Webinars
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Joe Gallagher from Ecological Solutions, Inc., presents information on methods to control nuisance algae and aquatic plant growth. More
Five Steps to a Healthier Pond
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Five Steps to a Healthier Pond

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Penn State Extension Water Resources Specialist covers five steps pond managers can use to create a healthier PA pond. More
Controlling Aquatic Plants and Algae in Ponds and Lakes
Controlling Aquatic Plants and Algae in Ponds and Lakes - Webinars Webinars
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Susan Boser, talks about how to control aquatic plants and algae. More
Aquatic Invasives and Water Gardens
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Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Diane Oleson, highlights the practice of water gardening and how that relates to the spread of invasive species. More
Fisheries Management for Ponds and Lakes
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Joe Gallagher, President of Ecological Solutions, Inc. presents information on proper management of fish species in ponds and lakes. More
Extension Educator, Susan Boser presents information on watersheds and land use to 5th grade science students at Winchester Thurston School
Extension Provides Hands-on Pond Education to 5th Grade Science Classes - News News
Students from Winchester Thurston School are learning how to help their school pond. More
Tansparency Tube
FISH: Understanding Your Transparency Tube Measurements - Articles Articles
Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. Transparency tubes are popular for use in stream monitoring programs. More
Bullfrog. Photo: Lesa Willis
FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology - Articles Articles

FISH: Pennsylvania Frog and Toad Breeding Phenology

乐动体育注册 Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

Part of the "First Investigation of Stream Health" activity. In central Pennsylvania there are three distinct periods in which potential species can be expected to begin breeding. More
Managing Your Restored Wetland
Managing Your Restored Wetland - Articles Articles

Managing Your Restored Wetland

乐动体育注册 Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D., Charles Andrew Cole, Ph.D., Robert P Brooks, Ph.D.

This manual for landowners describes where wetland restoration is possible and how it is done. It covers basic wetland concepts, ecological concepts and terms, wetland restoration, and maintenance. More
Management of Aquatic Plants DVD
Management of Aquatic Plants DVD - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
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This DVD highlights the benefits of aquatic plants and algae along with suitable strategies to control excessive growth when it occurs. More
Photo: Susan Boser, Penn State University
Choosing an Aquatic Herbicide: One Size Doesn’t Fit All - News News
During the warm weather months, Extension Educators help identify nuisance pond plants and offer advice on eliminating them from the pond. More
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