Change is in the Air for Pennsylvania’s
Change is in the air
for CBF’s Pennsylvania Watershed Restoration Program.
We are proud to
announce a new
leader for the efforts.
formerly a restoration field specialist,
has been promoted
to Watershed Restoration Manager.
But that is not the only change. Under
Stephanie’s leadership, the program itself is
expanding. Building upon CBF’s success
with streamside forested buffers and on-farm
clean-water efforts, the Pennsylvania restoration program will now also include urban
Reducing polluted runoff from farms, towns,
and cities will help Pennsylvania achieve our
Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint goals.
Stephanie’s boundless energy and ability to
motivate others will promote a new direction, create new partnerships while nurturing existing ones, and develop new and
Clean water, healthy fish, and vibrant
communities are legacies we can leave to
our children and grandchildren. The watershed restoration program, its past successes, and our future goals are reminders
that when we work together, good things
u To learn more about the Pennsylvania Watershed
Restoration Program, visit cbf.org/pa-restoration.
Public Forum Brings Scientists and
A CBF-hosted public forum brought scientists, anglers, and local residents together to
talk about the declining health of the smallmouth bass in the Lower Susquehanna River.
More research and a
restoration plan are still needed
for the Susquehanna River.
The forum provided an opportunity to build
upon CBF’s report, Angling for Healthier Rivers,
and to advance public discussion about the
problems afflicting the smallmouth bass and
to encourage the audience to get involved.
Both the report and the forum were designed
to connect water quality in our rivers and
streams with water quality in the
Chesapeake, underscoring the importance of
a balanced, healthy ecosystem.
CBF and partners continue to call on public
officials to take the needed steps that will
improve water quality in the Susquehanna
River, which contributes about half of the
fresh water flowing into the Bay. Improving
water quality in the Susquehanna River is
critical to saving the Bay.
Pennsylvania’s 2013 Conservationist
of the Year Award
CBF recently presented Mike Lovegreen, one
of CBF’s most-valued Pennsylvania partners,
with the 2013 Pennsylvania Conservationist
of the Year Award.
After serving as District Manager of the
Bradford County Conservation District for
over thirty years, Mike is retiring. His commitment and achievements were celebrated
during a reception held on June 25, 2013, at
the state Capitol.
Working in one of the most northern regions
of Pennsylvania, Mike and his team have
delivered comprehensive, creative, and highly successful conservation and restoration
programs. They have integrated streamside
forested buffer restoration into their county-wide programs, making trees a valued part of
Of his most productive achievements, is the
success at Stephen Foster Lake. Both Mill
Creek and the
Lake were imp-
aired by phos-
tion from local
farming operations. Mike led the effort to res-
tore these waters, and over the course of ten
years, Mike, CBF’s Jennifer Johns, Bradford
County district staff, and partners worked
with the local farmers, explaining the impor-
tance of agricultural best management prac-
tices. Together, they got cows out of streams,
developed nutrient management plans for
each of the farms, and changed the mind-set
of many farmers about the inter-relationship
of farming practices and clean water.
Today, the lake and Mill Creek are on the verge
of being fully restored. In many ways, Mike
demonstrates what can be done when governments, businesses, and citizens work
together for clean water.
It with great pleasure, gratitude, and
respect that CBF honors and celebrates
u To find out more about Stephen Foster Lake,
KELLY DONALDSON/CBF STAFF
Mike Lovegreen received CBF’s 2013
Pennsylvania Conservationist of the Year Award.
Stephen Foster Lake