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Photo 1.  View of Talleyrand Park from High Street.  Photo credit: J. Dunne.

The history of Talleyrand Park is a story of remarkable community involvement in a project usually left to local government. In 1964, plans for a downtown park in Bellefonte were discussed in t...

November 4, 2019

         Stormwater runoff can transport a large list of pollutants to surface waters and groundwater.  In Spring Creek the effects of runoff from the Centre Region can be detected in the presence and diversity macroinvertebrates than normally live in the stream bottom...

Some 70 years ago, Thompson Run was a classic limestone trout stream. It began at Thompson Spring, located about 200 yards southwest of the Duck Pond.  From the spring, Thompson Run ran down a sluiceway located where the center line of Benner Pike is now. It then joine...

There is a rich collection of historic houses in the Spring Creek Watershed, some of them more than 200 years old.  They range from individual properties located on or near Spring Creek or its tributaries to those included in the historic villages and towns that evolve...

Take a walk during any season along the 4.4-mile trail winding its way along Spring Creek Canyon and you’ll be rewarded with a dizzying array of plants. Known locally as a botanical “hot spot” by amateur and seasoned botanists alike, Spring Creek Canyon boasts a mixtur...

Introduction

The temperature of spring and stream water within the Spring Creek watershed in central Pennsylvania is important for many water uses, especially maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems, water recreation and a highly-valued trout fishery.  Trout are stressed...

Beginning in 1999 monitoring of stream and spring water quality was initiated by the Spring Creek Watershed Association to provide data to citizens, business leaders and public officials to better protect and manage water resources.  The Water Resources Monitoring Proj...

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed regulations for managing stormwater under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program which addresses water pollution by regulating the many different sources (industrial, ag...

The early economy of central Pennsylvania was closely tied to harnessing flowing water to power mills and forges. Gristmills, the focus of this report, use millstones to grind grain into flour that fed the people settling the Spring Creek Watershed. Even though the ear...

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