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Workshop Set for Berks County Farmers

400 242 Stroud Water Research Center

MEDIA ALERT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2014

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Beverly M. Payton, Communications Director
(w) 610-268-2153 x 305 (m) 215-512-7739
bpayton@stroudcenter.org

The Berks County Conservation District and Stroud Water Research Center will be showcasing Best Management Practices and funding sources at Spring Creek Farm.

Who: Berks County Conservation District andStroud Water Research Center

What: Best Management Practices Workshop

Where: Spring Creek Farms, 3880 N Church Street Wernersville, PA 19565

When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., August 7th, 2014

Why: With nearly 2,000 farms and sales of more than $350 million in agricultural products, farming is an important part of the Berks County economy.

Spring Creek Farm owners will host a tour of the farm and representatives from the Berks County Conservation District and Stroud Water Research Center will provide information about Best Management Practices (BMPs) and funding sources that help farmers pay for them. Stream buffers and other BMPs help reduce erosion, improve water quality and filter runoff.

The event is free, but please register in advance by calling Christine Esterline 610-372-4657, ext. 210; or emailChristine.Esterline@berkscd.com