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News Archive


"County conservation district recognizes award winners" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 30, 2014
"Pennsylvania Continues to Reduce Water Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed" DEP Press Release, March 24, 2014
"Science shows restoration work can improve local water quality", February 25, 2014


"USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy" EPA, December 3, 2013
"Scientists find shockingly good news about eels in PA river" Bay Journal, October 6, 2013
"Montgomery Park displays fall beauty with new riparian buffer" The Luminary, September 24, 2013
"Tour examines wilderness restoration" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, September 7, 2013
"A decade of building plants" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 11, 2013
"State misses milestone mark" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 11, 2013
"Local farmer’s efforts aimed at restoring bay" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 11, 2013
"Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute supports summer research" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 5, 2013
"Debt ceiling, county water monitoring on agendas" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 1, 2013
"Clean Water Institute supports summer work" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 23, 2013
"Science lessons learned on farming field trip" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 30, 2013
"Nutrient credits on Thursday agenda" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 15, 2013
"Chesapeake Bay's health said to be improving" The Baltimore Sun, May 7, 2013
"Banquet honors work in county conservation" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 27, 2013
"Lycoming County completes first local trades; distributes $51,363.70 in nutrient credit trading revenue to farmers" County of Lycoming, February 11, 2013
"Nutrient credit money distributed" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, February 20, 2013
"What happens to the pollutants swept up in stormwater runoff" Sightline Daily, January 22, 2013
"Clean Streams: Future of Susquehanna River watershed discussed at meeting" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, January 14, 2013
"The Amish and the Chesapeake: Focusing on Pennsylvania streams to restore the bay" (Part 4 of a series) Harrisburg Patriot-News, January 3, 2013
"The Amish and the Chesapeake: A plain farmer adopts modern methods" (Part 3 of a series) Harrisburg Patriot-News, January 3, 2013
"The Amish and the Chesapeake: One man works to save the bay, a farm at a time" (Part 2 of a series) Harrisburg Patriot-News, January 2, 2013
"The Amish and the Chesapeake: Pennsylvania farms threaten the fragile bay" (Part 1 of a series) Harrisburg Patriot-News, January 2, 2013
"State of the Bay 2012: Chesapeake Bay Health Improves" Chesapeake Bay Foundation, January 2, 2013


"Maryland counties must stop clouding water on Bay cleanup" Lebanon Daily News, December 14, 2012
"Why Rivers No Longer Burn", December 10, 2012
"Ground broken for new treatment plant" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, October 4, 2012
"Dry weather helping Chesapeake Bay's 'dead zone'" The Daily Item, August 14, 2012
"Three Midwest States Agree to Initiate Water Quality Pilot Trades" American Farmland Trust, August 9, 2012
"Tiadoghton Valley Municipal Authority gets big funding boost for sewage treatment plant" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 20, 2012
"Sherman Beef Cattle, nutrient trading participant, wins statewide Clean Water Farm Award" PA Environmental Digest, July 16, 2012
"Lycoming County farmer honored to continue efforts to preserve Chesapeake Bay" July 11, 2012 (PDF)
"Chesapeake Bay cleanup on track, officals say" Baltimore Sun, July 9, 2012
"Network of water, sewer systems coming along" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 1, 2012
"From the Field: Capturing stormwater naturally in Lancaster, Pennsylvania" Chesapeake Bay Program, June 28, 2012
"Conowingo Dam releasing pollutants at more frequent rate" Chesapeake Bay Journal, June 2012
"Lycoming County’s Water Quality Improvement Monitoring Program" Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds Project Profile, Spring 2012
"Charting a course with nutrient credits" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 8, 2012
"EPA official tours pollutant-cutting efforts" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 17, 2012
"County stream project to help Chesapeake Bay" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 14, 2012
"Results of forward nutrient credit trading auction" Gant Daily, March 25, 2012
"Commissioners approve nutrient credit agreement" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 16, 2012
"County to buy nutrient credits on behalf of area treatment plant" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 14, 2012
"Two major watersheds discuss plans for pilot project at White Deer Golf Course" The Luminary, January 17, 2012
"Nutient trading slow, but DEP sees big potential" Lancaster Farming, January 21, 2012
"Post-Event Media Release" January 20, 2012
"Bay cleanup 'milestone'" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, January 6, 2012


"EPA gives states more leeway to set local cleanup goals" Bay Daily, December 2011
"Sanitary Authority signs agreement with Woodward township" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, December 22, 2011
"Dead zones decline in bay" Southern Maryland News, December 14, 2011
"Case Studies: Our Waters, Our Towns" Report Fall 2011, (PDF)
"3 municipalities continue to push sewer pact forward" Sun-Gazette, November 14, 2011
"Bay cleanup plan gets major makeover" Lancaster Online, November 10, 2011
"PA Issues Manure Guide" Lancaster Online, November 09, 2011
"PA dirt & gravel program on the road to stream-friendly corridors" Bay Daily, November 2011
"Amish Farmers in Chesapeake Bay Watershed Find Themselves in EPA's Sights" The New York Times, October 10, 2011
"The Profit Motive as a Natural Resource. Can Pollution Trading Save the Bay?" Bay Daily, October 5, 2011
"Commissioners OK nutrient credit deals" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, September 30, 2011
"Chesapeake Bay film is a welcome idea" Harrisburg Patriot-News (Editorial), August 29, 2011
"USDA official: MRSA a 'model' for treatment" Milton Standard-Journal, August 2011
"Authority plans $9 million upgrade" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 28, 2011
"County may approve deal to monitor water quality" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 27, 2011
"Conservation practices a way to cleaner Bay?" Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, July 24, 2011
"Waste-cleaning technology getting test in Lancaster County" Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21, 2011
"Official: Pollution prevention better than cleanup" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 19, 2011
 "Five Farmers, American Farmland Trust, Donate 4,023 Nutrient Credits To DEP, Agriculture"PA Environment Digest, May 16, 2011
"Faced with Expensive Plant Upgrades, County Sees Farmers as an Asset" Lancaster Farming, April 22, 2011
"Legislator in Muncy talks anti-pollution requirements for Chesapeake watershed" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 22, 2011
"Local study part of survey charting stream health statewide" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 14, 2011
"Conservation District awards presented" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 24, 2011
"Conewago Creek may hold the key for cleaning up Chesapeake Bay" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 20, 2011
"New Chesapeake Bay report more positive for farmers" Brownfield Ag News, March 15, 2011
"Chesapeake View: Everything you need to know about the bay" Penn State Live, March 8, 2011
"Farm Bureau takes aim at EPA limits on pollutant runoff into Chesapeake Bay" Washington Post, February 27, 2011
"FLAWED PLAN? Politician: Chesapeake mandates unbalanced" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, February 25, 2011
"Chesapeake Bay cleanup will have big impact on us" Lancaster Online, February 17, 2011
"Legislator to join Chesapeake Bay commission" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, January 15, 2011


"REGIONALIZED: Communities sharing sewage costs of Chesapeake cleanup" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, December 27, 2010
"Nutrient credit sale generates $90,000" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, November 13, 201
"Credit Sale News Release" County of Lycoming, November 12, 2010 (171KB PDF)
"Pollution reduction needed for PA waters" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, October 21, 2010
"USDA Announces Loan Program for Natural Resource Conservation USDA-FSA News Release, September 9, 2010 (50KB PDF)
"Federal conservation program compensates landowners willing to improve environment" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, September 7, 2010
"CREP participants creative in land use choices" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, September 7, 2010
"PA Submits Draft Chesapeake Bay Plan to EPA, Budget Cuts Impair Effectiveness" PA Environment Digest, September 6, 2010
"EPA Notifies Farmers Of The Need To Comply With Rules Protecting Pennsylvania Waters" The Empowered Municipality, August 2010
"Townships See Dollar Signs as EPA Ramps Up Efforts to Restore the Chesapeake Bay" PA Township News, August 2010, (740KB PDF)
"No-till planter is delivered to county farmers" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 21, 2010
"Southside enters 2nd phase of sewer upgrade" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 10, 2010
"Sewer merger a step toward brighter future" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 4, 2010
"DEP Work Groups Meet to Develop Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans" PA Environmental Digest, July 12, 2010 (110KB PDF)
"No-till planter should be available for fall planting" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 2, 2010
"Commissioners to consider buying no-till planter" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, June 30, 2010
"County may buy no-till planter" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, June 16, 2010
"Loyalsock Township will save $4.5 million in sewer expenses" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, June 9, 2010
"Amish Farming Draws Rare Government Scrutiny" New York Times, June 8, 2010
"Farm Upgrades Equal Jobs and Cleaner Water" Bay Bound, May 2010
"Groups testing water quality, collecting pre-drilling data" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 20,2010
"Project on Lycoming Creek withstands 1st major test" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 20, 2010
"Chesapeake Bay settlement has EPA agreeing to enforce pollution reduction goals" Washington Post, May 12, 2010
"Municipalities go regional for sewer needs" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 20, 2010
"Impact on bay cleanup not known" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 14, 2010
Baseline Compliance Document and County Implementation Plan now available
"Toxic Waters - Saving U.S. Water and Sewer Systems Would Be Costly" New York Times, March 14, 2010
"South Side funds grant program to ease financial burden of sewer lateral program" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 9, 2010
"Potential benefits of Baywide nutrient trading no illusion" Chesapeake Bay Journal, March 2010
"EPA discusses farm inspections; targeted 24 farms in Leacock Township", January 26, 2010
"Another fresh start on cleaning up Chesapeake Bay" Washington Post, January 6, 2010


"EPA outlines 'consequences'" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, December 30, 2009
"Legislation could help improve nutrient credit trading program" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, December 14, 2009
"DEP: Innovative Trading Allows Harrisburg Watewater Plant to Meet Chesapeake Bay Limits More Cost Effectively" PA DEP news release, December 4, 2009
"Balancing Bay cleanup accountability, funding" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, November 25, 2009
"As Sewers Fill, Waste Poisons Waterways" New York Times, November 22, 2009
Draft Strategy for Chesapeake Bay November 9, 2009
"Old Lycoming faces $4.2M sewer upgrade" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, November 11, 2009
"City sanitary authority breaks ground on $110 million project" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, November 4, 2009
"Cleanup of the Bay is Everyone's Job" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, October 27, 2009
"Feds 'Serious' About Bay Cleanup" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, October 23, 2009
"Executive Summary for Draft Reports Addressing Key Challenges to Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration" September 9, 2009 (PDF)
"Federal agencies release draft reports required by Chesapeake Bay Executive Order" September 9, 2009 (PDF)
"CREP Buffers: Landowners can help improve fish and wildlife habitat while earning cash" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 24, 2009
"South Williamsport takes modern approach to sewer upgrade" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, August 13, 2009
"The Trickle-Down Effect: Townships Play a Crucial Role in Water Management" Pennsylvania Township News, August 2009 (1MB PDF)
"8 areas identified in county" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 26, 2009
"County to restore floodplains" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 25, 2009
"Minumum Muncy sewer plan could cost $9.33 million" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, June 18, 2009
"County gets grant for credit trading cleanup initiative" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, June 6, 2009
"Aggressive Bay cleanup approach deserves support" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 29, 2009
"Experts talk bay water" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 9, 2009
"Public enlightened on sewer options" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 24, 2009
"Officials tout regional approach to bay cleanliness" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 24, 2009
"Sewer Authority obtains $10 million loan for tank" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 23, 2009
"Jersey Shore acts on sewage plans" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 15, 2009
"Kudos" Letter to the Editor, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 10, 2009
"Susquehanna fish ladders are possible" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 8, 2009
"2008 a busy year for County Conservation District" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 6, 2009
"County unveils new site" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 27, 2009
"Township ordinance consolidates sewer rules and regulations" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 11, 2009
"Authority moves ahead with water system plan" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 5, 2009
"Muncy and Montgomery considering regional sewer treatment plant" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 4, 2009
"Rotary gets update on nutrient credit trading" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 3, 2009
"County and Stakeholder Partners Press Forward on Chesapeake Bay Challenge" March 2009 (PDF)
"Sanitary authority authorizes grant applications for upgrades" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, January 29, 2009
"Loyalsock Township to get $1.2 million sewer renovation grant from state" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, January 28, 2009
"County works with nutrient credit trading" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, January 25, 2009
"Projects about in region's streams" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, January 25, 2009
"Partnership targets grant funds for Chesapeake Bay mandates" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, January 20, 2009


"Rate hike deferred" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, December 8, 2008
"Nutrient credit trading can cut costs, easy bay pollution" Harrisburg Patriot-News, November 25, 2008(PDF)
"Chesapeake Bay committee looks for 'lemonade' in situation's 'baskets of lemons'" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, November 22, 2008
"Millions to help South Side cope with sewer woes" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, November 8, 2008
"Pennsylvania First to Benefit from Bay Cleanup" PA Environmental Digest, March 31, 2008 (PDF)
"Impact of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Cleanup on Residents, Local Governments" PA House Republican Policy Committee Hearing news release, March 26, 2008 (PDF)
"Bay Cleanup Cost Shows No Sign of Going Down" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, March 25, 2008 (PDF)
"County water projects to receive state money" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 17, 2009
"Worth Saving: The Loyalsock Story" Penn Future podcast, July 10, 2009
"Afield with friends: Chesapeake Bay, America's watchdog" Williamsport Sun-Gazette, July 6, 2009



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