In 2019 the Mifflin County Conservation district planted over 700 trees along the surface waters of Mifflin County. Trees provide an important role in streamside areas; trees help to stabilize streambanks, regulate water temperatures, provide habitat and food for wildlife, and much more. Thank you to the local volunteers from the Penn’s Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Mifflin County Junior High School, and several home school groups from Mifflin County, and thank you to our project funders who help to make conservation possible. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection provided funding for these projects.
“This material is based on work supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction grants program, which supports efforts with the Chesapeake Bay watershed to accelerate nutrient and sediment reductions with innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches.”