This past week I had the opportunity to accompany Rem Confessor and Abbi Hastings to a farm field of one of Erie County’s agricultural producers, to view the set up and data collection method they are utilizing for infiltration tests.  Rem is a Professor with Heidelberg University and the Nationa

2:25 PM Oct 28, 2014

Around seventy-five years ago, Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) were formed across the United States, initially in response to the Dust Bowl, in the effort to address our natural resource concerns.  A federal mandate required that “locally led conservation” must be put into place if w

2:34 PM Oct 24, 2014

If you’re among the followers of the Spiderman character, maybe you can recall the words of wisdom shared with Peter Parker by his uncle Ben, “with great power comes great responsibility”.  That kind of goes right along with one of the foundational principles given to the disciples in th

2:54 PM Oct 15, 2014

Land remains one of our most valuable resources. 

And as a farmer once said to me, “They ain’t making no more of it!” 

2:10 PM Oct 2, 2014

2014 marks the 26th annual National Estuaries Day, a celebration of estuaries like our own gem, Old Woman Creek Reserve. 

3:47 PM Sep 16, 2014
Maybe there have been moments when you’ve felt like the gerbil on the wheel — your feet are moving about as fast as you can make them move, but it just doesn’t seem like you’re racking up much distance.
8:00 PM Sep 8, 2014
What do you do when the doctor says you’re not doing so well based on your physical exam or the lab results? It’s not the kind of news we really want to hear from our doctor at our annual checkup.
 
3:41 PM Aug 25, 2014
“Algal blooms” are in the news again.

Since the 1970s Lake Erie has made headlines regarding water quality.
 
1:42 PM Aug 11, 2014
One of the most successful programs initiated over the past 60 years has proven to be the Conservation Reserve Program.
 
12:34 PM Jul 13, 2014
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