Thursday, April 28, 2016

Berks Conservation District Hosts CREP Maintenance Field Day June 18

Learn how to establish and maintain the trees planted along your stream installed through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) by joining the Berks County Conservation District for a field walk on June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Registration is required by June 1.
After planting the trees, maintenance is key to developing an established tree buffer along the stream and control invasive weeds.
Join us on a buffer field walk located in Wernersville, PA, to learn weed identification with Berks County Penn State Extension Educator, Mena Hautau.
Learn management techniques with DCNR Forester, Heather Kerr, and learn about site/tree selection with USDA CREP specialist, Stephen Goodale.
Stroud Water Research Center’s Watershed Restoration Coordinator, Stephanie Eisenbise, will be discussing the benefits of having trees along the stream.
After the field walk, there will be a free lunch provided to those who preregister for the workshop.
The Berks County Conservation District obtained a mini-grant provided through the
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Outreach Program Office (administered by the PA Association of Conservation Districts) to host a field day about CREP maintenance.
The CREP Program pays farmers and other landowners to conserve and enhance their land. Over 12,500 landowners in Pennsylvania have received payments since the program began. The CREP program is administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency.
Financial and other support for the CREP Outreach Program Office Mini-grant Program is provided by the PA Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a Growing Greener Watershed Protection Grant from the Department of Environmental Protection and with additional support from USDA-NRCS.
The field day will be held at 101 Showers Road, Wernersville. Come learn about invasive weeds, control methods and more.
The field day is rain or shine, please dress to be outside.
To register for the field day, contact Christine Griesemer by sending email to: or call 610-372-4657 ext. 210.
For more information about programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Berks County Conservation District website or call 610-372-4657.

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