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October 5, 2019by ncdea

PENNSYLVANIA, Cambria County CD – Flood control is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to the health of local waterways.

During its annual legislative meeting Friday at Kosta’s Restaurant in Ebensburg, the Cambria County Conservation District highlighted completion of projects to date in 2019 to restore streams that have flood control levee systems in place.

The restoration of those streams in Patton, Northern Cambria, Nanty Glo in Cambria County – along with Cherry Tree in Indiana County – is meant to center flowing water, take pressure off of banks to prevent erosion, create a natural ripple for fish and other aquatic life and keep sediment moving instead of depositing.

Source: Cambria County Conservation District highlights stream restoration projects | News |

May 11, 2019by ncdea

PENNSYLVANIA, Cambria County CD, Somerset CD – Dodging raindrops, fifth- and sixth-grade students from Divine Mercy Catholic Academy released roughly 50 brook trout into Bens Creek at Ferndale Sportsmen’s Club as part of the Trout in the Classroom program, which teaches students how to care for the fish from the egg phase to fingerlings.

The program was being held in partnership with Brandywine Conservancy with support from the Cambria County Conservation District, Stonycreek Conemaugh River Improvement Project, Somerset Conservation District, Mountain Laurel Trout Unlimited and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

Marian Cyburt, fifth- and sixth-grade science teacher at DMCA’s East campus, said the program provides students with an experience where they learn by doing.

“The fish tanks are integrated into our classrooms so that students can watch the fish grow, observe changes to their habitats, monitor the water quality and see how water quality can affect aquatic life for better or worse,” she said. “The point of the program is to learn about the life cycle of the trout, conservation and water quality.”

Source: ‘Bringing science to life’: Divine Mercy students hold trout release | News |

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