You may notice on ongoing theme as you read some of the articles in this issue. It’s been a tough summer. The seemingly unending rainfall resulted in a lot of flooding issues throughout the county.
Summer is always a fun time of year. Vacations, warmer weather, longer days; it’s as if we spend the whole year preparing for this particular season. Don’t blink, because before you know it Fall will be here!
After what seemed like a very long winter, spring is finally here. The weather may be questionable, but soon enough we will be enjoying the festive display spring puts on every year.
It’s not enough to preserve Pennsylvania farmland – we need to ensure that future generations are ready and able to continue working our land. That is the mission of the..
At The Pennsylvania Agricultural Ombudsman Program, they believe in creating connections that allow parties experiencing a conflict to find common ground and work toward better relationships with each other. They serve state-wide as a liason to communities for conflict management on issues affecting agriculture, land use, environment, and planning.
Riparian buffers are useful to anyone owning property along a stream, river, lake, or wetland. Native plants (buffers) are used to create a habitat for wildlife, as well as to help slow and filter water running off property of sediment, pesticides, and nutrients, therefore improving the quality of local waterways and larger bodies of water, like the Chesapeake Bay, where these excess materials eventually end up (Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay).