Pasture Renovation Demonstration

JPG 2017 Pasture Renovation Advertising Flyer

 

Interseeder Demo flyer

Interseeding Demonstration Field Day

Apply to be a Master Watershed Steward – Deadline Extended!

The Penn State Montgomery County Master Watershed Stewards are currently accepting applications for the class of 2017. Master Watershed Stewards receive extensive training on water resource stewardship and then put their expertise to use helping and leading projects to protect and enhance water quality.
Applications will be accepted until March 24, 2017, or until the class is filled. Class size is limited to 25 individuals.  Applicants need not be expert in environmental studies, but should have some familiarity with water needs and a desire to learn. A strong commitment to volunteer service is a must.  Interviews will take place in late February-March to select the final candidates. Training sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings (and two Saturday mornings) from April 5 through June 21 at various organizational partners’ sites.
The training program covers a wide variety of water issues, including stormwater runoff, creek health, rain gardens, macroinvertebrates, wildlife and many other issues that are dependent on clean water. Upon completion of all classes, Master Watershed Steward candidates must pass a comprehensive closed book final exam. Within the first year after classroom study, trainees are required to volunteer 50 hours in the community. At the completion of this volunteer service, trainees receive the official Master Watershed Stewards certification.
For more information, please send an email to: lma13@psu.edu with the subject line ‘2017 Master Watershed Stewards Training’. For more background on the Master Watershed Stewards and the program check out the Extension website: www.extension.psu.edu.

Download an application form.

Pasture and Manure Management Workshop March 6

On Monday, March 6th, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, Montgomery County Conservation District in conjunction with Penn State Cooperative Extension, will present a free Pasture/Manure Management Workshop at the 4H Center, in Creamery, PA. For more information and to register, see the attached flyer.

2017 Pasture Management Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Watershed Stewards Making Strides to Protect PA’s Streams

Penn State Extension has released the 2016 annual report for the Master Watershed Steward program.  Montgomery County Conservation District, Penn State Extension, and various local partners have worked to train and provide volunteer activities for Master Watershed Stewards in Montgomery County since 2014.  Statewide, there are now 150 Stewards working to restore waterways and educate residents in 11 counties.

In 2016, these stewards recorded 3,662 volunteer hours, which is valued at $85,690!  During those hours, they implemented rain gardens, planted trees, conducted outreach, created habitat areas, constructed rain barrels, and more.  Click here to read the full report.
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Mission Statement
To protect and improve the quality of life of the residents of Montgomery County and surrounding communities by providing, in cooperation with others, timely and efficient service, education, and technical guidance, for the wise use of our soil, water, and related resources.