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Digging Deeper: Unearthing the Importance of Soil Lead Screening

Digging Deeper: Unearthing the Importance of Soil Lead Screening

While often overlooked in urban environments, soil plays a central role in the functioning of healthy towns and cities. The Urban Soils Program focuses on lead and contaminant research, soil screening outreach and grower technical assistance.

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Unique Crop Leads to Preserved Farm in Plum Borough

Unique Crop Leads to Preserved Farm in Plum Borough

Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) and Allegheny County Agriculture Lands Preservation Board (ACALPB) announced the preservation of Serakowski Farms in Plum Borough.

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Allegheny County Conservation District Announces New Grant Program for Farmers

Allegheny County Conservation District Announces New Grant Program for Farmers

Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) announced $830,000 in grants to farms to prevent pollution in Allegheny County over the next three years.

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Thinking About Backyard Chickens? What PA Law Requires

Thinking About Backyard Chickens? What PA Law Requires

Whether you're new to backyard chickens or an experienced owner, how you keep chickens and what you do with their manure affects local water quality. Manure management plays a critical role in protecting streams.

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Pitt Researchers Partner With ACCD to Study Legacy Impacts in Pittsburgh's Soils

Pitt Researchers Partner With ACCD to Study Legacy Impacts in Pittsburgh's Soils

Researchers at University of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Conservation District have linked contamination in Pittsburgh's urban soils to historical emissions and atmospheric inversions.

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ACCD Preserves 40th Farm in Allegheny County

Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) and the Allegheny County Agriculture Lands Preservation Board (ACALPB) are proud to announce the preservation of the Dillner Family Farm in West Deer Township.

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