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Penn State team to help local groups reduce pollution in lower Susquehanna basin

A team from Penn State is embarking on an environmental conservation initiative to combat water pollution and advance conservation efforts in the lower Susquehanna River basin. This endeavor, funded by a $1 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation over three years, will leverage existing collaborations with various organizations. The region faces issues of nutrient runoff, particularly nitrogen and phosphorus from agriculture, leading to water pollution.
The Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center, under the leadership of Matt Royer, will expand its Community Watershed Engagement Program, using unique watershed partnerships to educate and promote the adoption of conservation practices aimed at enhancing water quality. This initiative builds upon previous successful partnerships and seeks to elevate and strengthen existing relationships, aiming to accelerate conservation efforts across five adjacent watersheds in the high-priority Lower Susquehanna region. The project involves a comprehensive approach, engaging agricultural outreach teams, extension educators, volunteers, and student interns. The grant will support initiatives like riparian buffers, precision nitrogen management, and collaboration with faith communities to implement green infrastructure projects, contributing to more effective conservation and pollution reduction.



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  • Gorffly mokua

    33 w

    This collaborative initiative reflects the importance of community-driven solutions in safeguarding our natural resources.

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    • Rashid Kamau

      34 w

      Super! Let's stop water pollution.

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      • walter lungayi

        34 w

        It's great to see that a team from Penn State is taking action. Local groups and communities will benefit greatly from their expertise and efforts, as cleaner waterways have a positive impact on both human health and the environment. It's important that we all work together to address pollution and protect our natural resources for future generations.

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        • Ann Nyambura

          34 w

          Kudos to the Penn State team for their dedication to environmental conservation.

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          • Esther Wanjiku

            34 w

            This is great work

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            • Kevin

              34 w

              This is a bold initiative

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              • CHRIS NGATIA

                34 w

                Great initiative

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                • Peter Kamau

                  34 w

                  This is a brilliant initiative

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                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                    34 w

                    Penn State's initiative to combat water pollution and promote conservation in the lower Susquehanna River basin is a commendable effort in the fight against climate change. With a $1 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, this project will address the critical issue of nutrient runoff and water pollution, primarily from agriculture. By fostering partnerships, educating communities, and implementing various conservation practices, it's a vital step towards enhancing water quality and reducing pollution in this high-priority region. Collaboration between diverse stakeholders and innovative approaches like green infrastructure projects can lead to more effective climate-conscious conservation.

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                    • Rotich Kim

                      34 w

                      Clean our environment is making our biodiversity more conducive

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                      • Jane Wangui

                        34 w

                        @rotich_kim pollution has rendered our environment ugly and the air we breathe in poisonous.We have to surpass this phase for our future and for the sake of mother nature.

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                      • rosebellendiritu

                        34 w

                        Clean waters=healthy environment+healthy life

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                        • johnte ndeto

                          34 w

                          Combating water pollution will not only secure the waters but also the aquatic life

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