Thursday, July 26, 2018

DCNR, PASA Seeking Recipes For Streams. Trees. Food. Conservation Cookbook Made With Ingredients Grown In Multi-Use Stream Buffers

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture are now accepting recipes for a Streams. Trees. Food Cookbook to celebrate the diversity of native foods that can be found growing in multi-use riparian stream buffers.
The deadline for entries is September 7.
The cookbook will share information on native trees and shrubs that enhance our landscapes, as well as recipes that use the fruits and nuts produced in stream buffers.
The species such as elderberries, walnuts, and Pawpaw they hope you will include in the recipes are suitable to integrating into riparian buffers-- protective vegetative areas near streams-- wildlife plantings, or hedges.
A listing of suggested fruits, nuts and syrups are included in the cookbook entry webpage.  Part of the entry includes information on whether you currently grow these products.
The groups invite you to submit your favorite recipes that include berries, fruits, and nuts that are native to Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region.
They hope is that by sharing recipes, they can encourage productive conservation and reconnect to native bounty.
Click Here for all the details and information on how to submit your entry.
To learn more about multi-use riparian buffers, visit DCNR’s  Forest Buffers Along Waterways webpage.
Buffer Grants
DCNR and the PA Infrastructure Investment Authority will be accepting grant applications starting August 1 through September 28 to help landowners install multifunctional riparian forest stream buffers. Click Here for more. Click Here to watch an archived webinar about the grants. Questions can be directed to Kelly Rossiter by sending email to: or by calling 717-772-3319.
For more information on state parks and forests and recreation in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s website, Click Here to sign up for the Resource newsletter, Visit the Good Natured DCNR Blog,  Click Here for upcoming events, Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
More information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events related to sustainable agriculture is available at the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture website.
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