If you use a septic system, be septic smart!
Discharged pool water and waters containing chlorine or other chemicals can be detrimental to aquatic life if not handled responsibly.
DEP staff volunteered with the Bucks County Conservation District to remove invasive water chestnuts from from Lake Towhee.
Summer is the season for stream work. With 86,000 miles of streams and rivers in PA, maintenance of these waterways can be a daunting task.
DEP has converted over 63,000 paper mining maps to digital format in order to make mining safer, and government more efficient.
Water levels in the North American Great Lakes have been at or above monthly record highs for much of 2019 and 2020.
Harmful algal blooms (HABS) pop up every year in Pennsylvania as water temperatures rise.
If you value what your local stream, river, or lake adds to your life, learn what you can do to keep it alive!
One of the most visible and obvious signs of water pollution is an oil sheen.
As warmer weather returns, so do black flies - a pest that can inundate folks seeking outdoor recreation.
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