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'Lumberjills' shine for Penn State Woodsmen Team

April 18, 2013

Two women from the Penn State Woodsmen Team placed first in their events at a competition in Syracuse, N.Y., on March 23, defeating their opponents in the women's obstacle course and women's stock saw.

Penn State Block and Bridle Club recognized as best in nation

April 18, 2013

Penn State's Block and Bridle Club was named the No. 1 club in the nation for chapter activities at the 93rd annual Block and Bridle Convention, held April 4 to 6 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Help Wanted: Western PA Conservancy Seeks 3 Watershed Interns

April 17, 2013

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking three summer interns for the Watershed Conservation Program based in Indiana, Pa.  The deadline to apply is May 8. more»

Sen. Rafferty, Transportation Chairs, PennDOT Secretary Unveil Funding Plan

April 16, 2013

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John Rafferty (R-Montgomery) Tuesday was joined by Secretary of Transportation Barry Schoch and the three other chairmen of the Senate and House Transportation Committees-- Sen. John Wozniak (D-Cambria), Minority Senate Chair, Rep. more»

ARIPPA Offers Abandoned Mine Reclamation Grants

April 16, 2013

Now in its fourth year, the Western and Eastern Coalitions for Abandoned Mine Reclamation partnered with the Anthracite Region  Independent Power Producer's Association to offer a competitive grants to watershed organizations< more»

High School Students Compete In PA State Envirothon May 21-22

April 15, 2013

Teams of high school students from 66 counties are expected to participate in the two-day Pennsylvania Envirothon on May 21 and 22 at Juniata College, Huntingdon County. more»

Pasto Agricultural Museum to hold open house Blue-White Weekend

April 12, 2013

Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum will hold its first open house of 2013 during Blue-White Weekend on Sunday, April 21.

Webinar to look at natural gas reservoirs in the Utica Shale

April 11, 2013

Reservoirs of natural gas in the Utica Shale formation will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension. To be presented at 2:30 p.m. on April 24, "Utica Reservoirs" is part of a monthly series of one-hour webinars.

Penn State to offer social media boot camp for businesses

April 11, 2013

Penn State Extension and Penn State Small Business Development Center will host Social Media Boot Camp for businesses. The basic training will be held June 18-19 in 115 Keller Building on the University Park campus.

Student Stories: Fisheries grad swims with sharks

April 11, 2013

To most people, swimming with sharks in an enclosed area would be terrifying, but to Jenifer McAndrew, it is just another day on the job.

PROP Invites 2013 Waste Watcher Award Nominations

April 11, 2013

The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania this week invited nominations for the 2013 Waste Watcher Awards to recognize recycling, waste reduction, reuse and composting programs in the Commonwealth.  The deadline for nominations is May 31. more»

Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest Winners, Vote For Honorable Mention

April 11, 2013

The winners of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership third annual more»

Juniata College Scientists Hope Crowdfunding Will Finance Fracking Research

April 9, 2013

Dr. Regina Lamendella's and Dr. Christopher Grant from Juniata College are using crowdfunding to finance a $10,000 study of how Marcellus Shale fracking is impacting headwater streams in northwestern Pennsylvania.  So far they have collected over $3,300 in contributions. more»

DEP Webinar April 15 On Anti-Degradation Rules For Onlot Sewage Modules

April 9, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a webinar on April 15 starting at 2:00 p.m. on proposed Technical Guidance for Onlot Sewage Module Review in High Quality and Exceptional Value watersheds. more»

NanoDays Science Café to look at bed bugs, nanotechnology

April 9, 2013

Nina Jenkins and Matt Thomas of Penn State's entomology department will host the NanoDays Science Café from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Zola New World Bistro, 324 W. College Ave., State College, Pa.

Audubon, Toyota TogetherGreen Grants Due June 7

April 9, 2013

Toyota Tuesday announced a $3.5 million grant to The National Audubon Society to extend Toyota TogetherGreen, a national initiative that invests in emerging conservation leaders and funds innovative community-based conservation projects throughout the United States. more»

Lower Susquehanna Chestnut Foundation April Tree Plantings, October Fundraiser

April 8, 2013

The Lower Susquehanna Branch of the American Chestnut Foundation will hold a series of tree plantings in Lancaster County in April and its annual fundraising dinner on October 6. more»

Help Wanted: Berks County Conservation District Seeking Interns

April 8, 2013

The Berks County Conservation District is seeking candidates for three student intern positions: working with farmers to review nutrient and E&S plans and inspecting earth disturbance construction sites; educational outreach visits for the Chesapea more»

Agenda set for Private Forest Landowners Conference

April 5, 2013

The tours and presentations have been finalized for Penn State's first statewide Private Forest Landowners Conference, and the program promises to be unparalleled for providing forest stewardship information to Pennsylvania citizens.

Agricultural museum namesake and associate dean emeritus dies at 97

April 5, 2013

Jerome K. Pasto, associate dean emeritus in the College of Agricultural Sciences and founder and namesake of the Pasto Agricultural Museum, died March 17 at the age of 97.

PUC: Drilling Impact Fee Revenue Drops Below $200 Million This Year

April 4, 2013

The Tribune Review reported Wednesday the state will collect about $6 million less in drilling fee revenues for the 2012 reporting year than during the first year of collections-- $198 million versus $204 million. more»

Help Wanted: Civil Service Opens Fisheries Biologist Exam

April 3, 2013

The Fish and Boat Commission is seeking individuals interested in a career as a fisheries biologist. The PFBC currently has one vacancy each for a Fisheries Biologist 1, Fisheries Biologist 2 and Fisheries Biologist 3 in Centre County. more»

DEP: Sampling, Quality Assurance Plans For Natural Gas Radiation Study Now Available

April 3, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday released detailed sampling and quality assurance plans for its ongoing comprehensive radiation study of oil and gas development. more»

PUC Launches New Interactive Website For Drilling Impact Fee Information

April 3, 2013

The Public Utility Commission Wednesday introduced an interactive website that allows users to better examine information related to the collection and distribution of the state’s unconventional gas well Impac more»

Wildlands Conservancy Invites Friend Of The Lehigh River Nominations

April 2, 2013

The Wildlands Conservancy is seeking nominations for its Friend of the Lehigh River Awards which annually recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, institutions, or government entities for their commitment to preserving, protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Lehigh River and its watershe more»

Project Learning Tree Grants Available For Classrooms

April 2, 2013

Project Learning Tree is now accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for environmental service-learning projects.  Deadline for applications is September 30. more»

DEP Celebrates Earth Month With Full Calendar Of Environmental Activities

April 1, 2013

The Department of Environmental Protection kicked off Earth Month Monday with the launch of its Earth Day Central webpage and the announcement that the agency will display its interactive “more»

Jones, Laliberté honored with Kopp International Achievement Award

April 1, 2013

Kristal Jones, a doctoral candidate in agricultural economics, sociology and education in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Nicole Laliberte, a doctoral candidate in geography and women's studies, have been honored as co-recipients of the 2013 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award for graduate students. more»

Hoover honored with Kopp Award for undergraduate students

April 1, 2013

Allison Hoover, a junior majoring in agricultural and extension education in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been awarded the 2012 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award for undergraduate students.

Henry, Passiment named 2013 Hetzel Award recipients for leadership

April 1, 2013

Michael Henry, a senior majoring in immunology and infectious disease in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Michael Passiment, a senior majoring in public policy in the Capital College at Penn State Harrisburg, have been named recipients of the 2013 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award.

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