Earth Conservancy was pleased to take part in Penn State’s College of Agriculture Sciences leadership team tour on May 31, 2011. Featured on the tour was EC’s Silt Pond Reclamation, off Middle Road in Hanover Township. EC partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on the project, employing a chicken manure-based compost that was mixed with EC’s own soils to create a nutrient-rich substrate for re-vegetating the site. The project was completed in 2009, and the site has been left as open space for passive recreation. Below left: Mike Dziak, President/CEO of Earth Conservancy, discusses the silt pond reclamation project; below right, Harry Campbell, Scientist Advocate for CBF Pennsylvania, discusses the chicken manure-based compost project and its outcomes.