Riparian Buffer Planting


What ARE Riparian Buffer Zones? – Riparian buffer zones are sections of land next to the banks of water sources – Usually these include flood plains or stream banks Riparian Buffer Zone Planting Benefits:  – Reducing sediment and soil erosion by 80%-90% – Regenerates ground water and treats the water before it goes to the [...] Read More

40th Anniversary Celebration

This might be me some day!

On Saturday, April 12th I attended the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the ACA Scholarship. It was held in the Tippie Alumni Center. Over seventy guests were in attendance. Lively conversation, cocktails and dinner were followed by prize giveaways and speakers. It was announced that the ACA Scholarship was being renamed the Nancy Sheridan ACA Scholarship [...] Read More

Student Government #TheNextASG

It’s been a while since I’ve been on here so I wanted to give you all an update on how everything has been! I got elected to serve as the President of Allegheny Student Government next year! It’s going to be a great year to be a gator for all of you prospective students out [...] Read More

Global Youth Day!

Face painting!

Hi everyone! Today, Allegheny students hosted a fun event to celebrate Global Youth Day! There was a bounce house for little kids to play in, and other activities like drawing, cornhole, ladder ball, and face painting! There was also a student DJ there to play music! It was a beautiful day for this event–about 70 [...] Read More

Comfort Zone


This past academic year, particularly this semester, I’m noticing a recurring theme in my posts. Stepping out of my comfort zone is becoming a habit. The amazing thing is that I haven’t experienced any disastrous results, yet! My most recent adventure was an assignment to co-host an hour long radio interview on “This Week at [...] Read More

Get Connected with the Creekers!

Little Critter View

Today the Allegheny Campus Center was buzzing from local Middle School and High School students coming together for the Creek Connection Symposium.  Each student designed their own topics from hydraulic fracturing to invasive species in local PA.  Even college students came by for networking and finding internships for the summer. Local organizations such as the [...] Read More

Carr Hall Garden Planting

Planting seeds

~ PLANTING SEASON IS FINALLY HERE! ~ Today the ES 230- Soil to Plate class had their lab in the greenhouse in Steffee and at Carr Hall Garden to plant some seeds for the upcoming year!  From peas, to turnips and lettuce, the students spent a lot of time learning about the importance of weather, [...] Read More

Springfest 2014!

Gifts given throughout the week!

Hi everyone! This weekend was Springfest–an Allegheny original event that happens every year! Each Springfest has a theme. This year was all about the middle ages! Throughout the week, Allegheny’s Major Events Committee (MEC) in coordination with Gator Activities Programming (GAP) gave free Medieval-related gifts during lunch! Some of the prizes included a gold crown, a [...] Read More

Erie Symposium

Blue Sign

Welcome to the first annual Erie Paddle-in Symposium! Located in Erie at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, this symposium expressed the interest of boating and kayaking.  Local organizations all over Pennsylvania came to this symposium to share their history and love of the sport while showing respect for the local watersheds. The Crawford County Conservation [...] Read More

Fish Hatchery Open House

Display Board

The Fish Hatchery Open House takes place every first Saturday of April.  This open house allows all lake-related non-profit organizations to come together and show their projects and goals of the year.  My internship for the Crawford County Conservation District took part in this activity.  Located in Linesville, PA the event was held at the [...] Read More