Monday, March 30, 2015

April 11 Community Workshop: Homeowner’s Guide To Stormwater In State College

On April 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Penn State Agricultural and Environment Center will host a free community workshop on The Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater. This Guide will help you create your own stormwater management plan and select simple stormwater solutions to be implemented on your property.
As a part of the Penn State Sustainability Institutes, Sustainable Communities Collaborative the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center is partnering with the State College Borough to address the issue of stormwater in the community.
Stormwater runoff is a serious issue that affects the quality of our water and impacts wildlife. There are actions individual homeowners can take on their own properties to help minimize the impacts of stormwater. These actions can help improve local streams and the greater watershed area.
To combat this stormwater issue the AEC will host a free community stormwater workshop on “The Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater” this April. This Guide helps homeowners develop and implement a stormwater management plan on their very own property.
At the workshop participants will learn what stormwater runoff is, why it is a problem, and how they can reduce the amount coming from their property. The workshop will explain how best management practices, Best Management Practices (BMPs), such as rain gardens can be installed to help mitigate stormwater runoff.
The workshop will demonstrate how to use “The Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater” step by step to assess your property for stormwater flow and aid you in selecting and placing BMPs to create your very own stormwater management plan.
The upcoming workshop will be held at Easterly Parkway Elementary School 234 Easterly Pkwy, State College, Centre County.
Participants of the workshop will receive free seed balls! Space is limited so sign up today!
This event is co-sponsored by the Penn State Sustainability Institute’s Sustainable Communities, The State College Borough, Trout Unlimited and Clearwater Conservancy.
To learn more about upcoming events, visit the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center webpage.
Click Here to view a webinar about the Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater
(Written By: Erin Hill, Senior ERM, Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center Intern and reprinted from the March 30 Watershed Winds newsletter from Penn State Extension.)

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