Latest Conewago Creek Stories

2014-03-24 16:21:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that efforts to reduce pollution in Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Watershed continue to yield progress. The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) today released its annual Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model progress run results for 2013. These numbers represent the estimated amounts of phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment conveyed to the Chesapeake Bay. "Pennsylvania's hard...

2010-06-18 17:37:00

Increased Partnerships, Targeted Water Quality Efforts Focus of Showcase Watershed HERSHEY, Pa., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced Conewago Creek as Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Showcase Watershed during an event at the Eby-Patterson Farm in Hershey. Conewago Creek is joined by Upper Chester River in Maryland and Smith Creek in Virginia as one of three showcase watersheds to demonstrate what can be achieved by combining...

2009-04-22 08:30:00

Aerial Spraying Begins in 33 Counties HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is launching its annual black fly spraying program to control populations of the insects that pose a nuisance to outdoor recreation, Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger said today. "Controlling black flies helps to ensure that our citizens and visitors can enjoy warm weather outdoor activities without suffering painful bites," Hanger said. "The department has been...

2007-04-27 12:00:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Those pesky, biting black flies that hinder outdoor activities will soon face an aggressive aerial spraying control program conducted by the Department of Environmental Protection. Governor Edward G. Rendell's budget proposal includes additional funding to expand the spraying program to 33 counties and 47 waterways. "Outdoor recreation is important to the quality of life for many Pennsylvanians, and is also a key part of our state's...

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