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Information on stormwater management design and construction, including green roofs, rainwater cisterns, rain gardens and online toolkits for water resource managers. Tips on planting stormwater control systems and dealing with wet basements.
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How Can I Move Stormwater From Here to There?
How Can I Move Stormwater From Here to There? - Articles Articles
Conveyances are man-made flow-ways used to move stormwater runoff to a place meant to receive it. Natural drainages are not called conveyances. Any other functions must be added to the system. More
What is Sediment and Why is it a Stormwater Pollutant?
What is Sediment and Why is it a Stormwater Pollutant? - Articles Articles
Sediment is a stormwater pollutant that is made up of soil particles that have been detached from the land by erosion and is Pennsylvania’s largest surface water pollutant by volume. More
Students help to plant riparian buffers along Hartman Run in York County. Photo: John Pavoncello, Penn State Master Watershed Steward
Watershed Stewards Work With Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay on Buffer Project - News News
Pennsylvania has been tasked to reduce the amount of nutrient pollution entering the Chesapeake Bay. More
Large woody debris is seen here helping to stabilize a streambank. Photo: Danielle Rhea, Penn State
Benefits of Large Woody Debris in Streams - News News
Large wood provides multiple benefits in stream systems such as stabilized streambanks, improved floodplain connectivity, and more diverse aquatic habitat. More
Water Education Tools for Youth
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Water Education Tools for Youth

乐动体育注册 Jennifer R Fetter, Kristen Kyler

$204.00
This bundle of award-winning water education tools is designed to engage youth in learning opportunities about water, science, and technology, and will help to create a future generation of water stewards and innovators. More
Tree-lined streets in the municipality of Kingston in Luzerne County. Photo: Vincent Cotrone, Penn State
A Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Municipal Stormwater - News News
Planting trees is a green and cost-effective way to reduce stormwater runoff. More
From the spillway at Shadybrook Park in Meadville, PA. Mill Run is armored and bounded by several stabilizing practices. Photo: Scott Sjolander, Penn State University
Riparian Stabilization on an Acre or Less - News News
This article discusses controlling water’s edge erosion problems on small riparian sites. More
Photo: Jenn Fetter, Penn State
Repairing My Stream – Do I Need a Permit? - News News
Having a stream in your yard can be a beautiful addition to your property. It can also be a source of frustration and confusion when things aren't going well. More
“Rainy Street” by Chrismetcalftv on Flickr.com - CC BY 2.0
Managing Stormwater at Home - Workshops Workshops
Heavy rains and melting snow can damage your property and the local environment if not managed properly. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to stormwater and ways to reduce its impact at your home. More
Volunteers planted 350 trees with a homeowner’s association near Mount Joy, PA on a Saturday morning in April. (Photo: Jenn Fetter, Penn State)
Trees, Streams, and Volunteers - News News

Trees, Streams, and Volunteers

05/13/2019

Stream-side trees improve water quality through Keystone 10 Million Tree Partnership. More
MWSs Patrick Trostle and Mark Lentz planting a rain garden at Bantz Park in York. (Photo: J. Sulpizio - Penn State)
Rain Gardens Can Help Slow the Flow - News News
To improve water quality downstream, in a river or a bay, changes need to be made upstream in headwater streams and our backyards. More
A newly-planted live stake. (Photo: Kristen Kyler, Penn State)
Utilize Cuttings from Willows and Dogwoods to Improve Streams - News News
There is a simple practice you can do to repair streambanks, create wildlife habitat, and improve the health of your stream — live staking. More
Easy and Low Cost Stream Bank Repair - Livestaking
Livestaking for Streambank Repair - Workshops Workshops
Using dormant cuttings from water loving trees and shrubs is an affordable and simple way to help stabilize eroding stream banks More
Master Watershed Stewards work to plant a rain garden at Miller Park in Shrewsbury Township, York County. (Photo by Jodi Sulpizio, Penn State)
Master Watershed Stewards in York County Work to Plant Rain Gardens - News News
Two rain gardens to help control stormwater runoff were recently completed in York and Shrewsbury Townships. More
An example of pourous paving in North Philadelphia (Photo by: Tommy McCann, Penn State)
Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) – What's it all about? - News News
Green Infrastructure. You may have heard this term before, but what does it mean? More
Tree trenches can be used in parking lots where a walkway system is being developed along shade trees. A tree trench is a system of trees connected by an underground infiltration structure. Photo: Thomas McCann, Penn State
Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Overview From a Philadelphia Perspective - Articles Articles
Have you been seeing terms like GI, GSI, raingarden, stormwater management, infiltration basin, swale, bump out, raised dropped inlet or tree trenches? More
Main Entrance Basin (at right) – recently cut cattails and residual pickerelweed, June 2018 (Photo by Robert Pace)
Montgomery County Watershed Steward Explains Benefits of Stormwater Management - News News
Stormwater management solutions are in action in the Stony Creek Watershed in Montgomery County More
“Mr. Cohen’s house” by Eric Chan on Flickr.com
How Can I Be a Good Stormwater Neighbor? - Articles Articles

How Can I Be a Good Stormwater Neighbor?

乐动体育注册 Heather McKean

It is important to realize that activities on your property can adversely affect your neighbor’s property, because water does not follow property boundaries More
Photo credit: Jennifer Fetter, Penn State University
Why Should I Care About Stormwater? - Articles Articles
Does stormwater really affect me? Why should I care? Whether you live in a town, the country, a city, or the suburbs – when it rains, the water that runs off needs somewhere to go. Stormwater affects everyone! More
Photo credit: Susan Boser, Penn State University
What is Stormwater? - Articles Articles

What is Stormwater?

乐动体育注册 Susan Boser

While you may be familiar with the term, have you ever wondered what stormwater is? More
Stormwater Basics
Stormwater Basics - Articles Articles

Stormwater Basics

乐动体育注册 Jennifer R Fetter

Ready-to-Use Educational Toolkit for Stormwater Management More
Pictured are Doug Hoke - York County Commissioner, Kipp Allison - Windsor Township Zoning Officer and Jodi Sulpizio - Master Watershed Steward Coordinator, Penn State Extension York County.
Master Watershed Stewards in York County Present Outstanding Partner Award - News News
Watershed Stewards recognize local zoning officer for efforts to enhance water quality by installing a bioswale. More
Rain Gardens capture stormwater, provide wildlife habitat and reduce mowing by shrinking lawns. Photo: Roger Bannerman
Spring Yard Care Tips for Water Quality - News News
When you are thinking about spring projects, consider some tips to enhance water quality and manage stormwater. More
Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens for Managing Household Stormwater
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Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Dana Rizzo, outlines the uses of rain barrels and rain gardens in stormwater management. More
Rain Barrels & Rain Gardens - Managing Household Stormwater Rain Barrels & Rain Gardens - Managing Household Stormwater - Webinars
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Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Dana Rizzo, outlines the uses of rain barrels and rain gardens in stormwater management. More
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