The Punxsutawney Spirit
Penn State Extension to offer stream health walk
Have you ever wondered what makes a stream healthy and if you can tell how healthy it is just by looking at it? Here’s your chance to get outside with Penn State Extension and learn about water quality and how it is protected.
Penn State Extension will be offering a Stream Health and Riparian Buffer Walk on June 10 at 2 p.m. at Clear Creek State Park, starting at the Ox Shoe Trailhead. As they walk along Clear Creek, participants will learn about Penn State Extension’s First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH) protocol and can explore aquatic life, riparian buffers and wildlife habitats all while practicing assessing the stream. Techniques for improving water quality will also be discussed, and each registrant will receive a copy of “The Roadside Guide to Clean Water,” a field guide for recognizing good practices in your community.
Registration for this event is limited and required by June 8. Register online at https://extension. psu.edu/stream-health-andriparian-buffer-walk or by calling 1-877-345-0691.
If you have any questions about this program, contact Danielle Rhea at 814-849-7361 or drs5277@ psu.edu.