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NEWS
May 21, 2001
Farm quail habitat restored in W.Va. By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Martha Knott Putz remembers growing up at Willow Well, her family's 215-acre farm on Molers Crossroads, and the call of the bobwhite quail that whistled across the fields. She also remembers when the quails' calls could no longer be heard. "We stopped seeing them in the early 1980s," Putz said. "There were a lot of quail around before then. My father and his friends used to hunt them.
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NEWS
June 30, 2004
Maryland and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have agreed to extend and enhance the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program through 2007, said Colleen Cashell, director of the Washington County office of USDA's Farm Service Agency . This partnership, formed in 1997, will allow Maryland to continue the process of enrolling up to 100,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land along streams and rivers to be set aside and maintained to protect water...
NEWS
August 28, 2012
Breese Morse Dickinson IV received his Eagle Scout award at Saint James Chapel on May 20. Breese is the 45th Eagle Scout under T. Hunt Hardinge's leadership in Troop 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church. For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Breese created a wildlife habitat area and rehabilitated wetland area for Saint James School. As part of a leadership role requirement, Breese supervised local Cub Scouts in the making of 15 birdhouse boxes, which were installed by a few of his Saint James classmates along an existing fence line shaded by pine trees on campus.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 14, 2013
About 22 acres of prairie grasses, the kind that once covered the Great Plains and even parts of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, will be scorched in a controlled burn at the National Conservation Training Center this spring. The acres to be burned represent about a third of the more than 60 acres planted in prairie grasses at the 500-plus acre Fish and Wildlife training center off Shepherd Grade Road, said Phil Pannill, NCTC land manager. This is the third year that a section of the grassland has been burned off, he said.
NEWS
BY BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | February 29, 2004
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Gardening aficionados learned about more than 40 varieties of new plants Saturday at a program sponsored by the Franklin County Master Gardeners at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Speaker George Weigel, Pennsylvania editor of People, Places and Plants magazine, presented slides of more than 40 new varieties of plants, including day lilies, shrub roses, coneflowers, celosia, petunias and begonias. A new petunia, Tidal Wave Silver, has white, lavendar-tinged blossoms and spreads up to 3 feet.
NEWS
August 24, 2004
Aug. 24: Farm demonstration, "Correcting Soil Compaction on Dairy Farms," Charles Wiles Farm off Falling Waters Road near Williamsport, 10 a.m. Aug. 25: Tomato-Tasting Day, Horticulture Center, Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa., noon to 6 p.m. Call the Extension office at 717-263-9226 for more information. Sept. 2: 4-H Livestock Club Meeting, Extension office, 7 p.m. Sept. 7: Bits-n-Bridles 4-H Club Meeting, Extension office, 7 p.m. Sept: 7-8: Sheep and Goat Internal Parasite (IPM)
NEWS
January 4, 2008
It's the sportspersons who pay up for wildlife To the editor: There is just no end to the ignorance of some minority groups who want to impart their narrow-minded misconceptions on the rest of society. Surely citizens, paying trillions of taxpayer dollars, fund a major portion of wildlife and habitat. Wrong! What's the old adage? Don't confuse me with facts, because I already made up my mind! A recent report was completed that detailed the economic impact of fishing and hunting.
NEWS
April 18, 2006
USDA has extended signup deadlines for the Conservation Reserve Program and special re-enrollment and extension opportunities until April 28, the executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Washington County said. The deadline had been April 14. "I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers to take advantage of the Conservation Reserve Program enrollment options available," Director Colleen Cashell said. "Farmers can improve our soil, water, air and wildlife habitat resources by enrolling new cropland or re-enrolling and extending their current CRP contracts, which are due to expire in 2007.
NEWS
January 16, 2007
Sign up now for forestry correspondence course Registrations are being accepted for the spring semester of the General Forestry Correspondence Course, which runs from Feb. 1 to May 20. Work from the comfort of your home, using your own woodlot, a friend's or a public forest while learning the basics of forestry, forest ecology and forest health in this non-credit course. Ultimately, the course exercises help you develop a management plan for your forest. As part of the $300 registration fee, you receive a course text notebook, separate appendices packed with resources, plus additional supplemental readings.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | April 30, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Conservation Corps, which has finished more than $500,000 worth of building and renovation projects in the Greencastle and Antrim Township, Pa., area, will perform another $85,000 worth this summer at the Greencastle-Antrim school district's environmental center. Charles White, director of Tayamentasachta, the district's 35-acre environmental education farm, said Conservation Corps workers will spend a year at the center from July 1 through June 30, 2004, working on a variety of projects.
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