About Us

A collaborative, multidisciplinary research center at Penn State University exploring solutions for overcoming barriers to greater adoption of green infrastructure
in the high priority Lower Susquehanna region of Pennsylvania.

Funded by USEPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR), we seek to understand and influence how decisions are made regarding planning, design, and implementation of innovative stormwater management systems to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.

The Center’s research will aid adoption of green infrastructure measures for stormwater management by decision-makers, significantly improving stormwater management in urban and suburban settings within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

This study is focused in the Lower Susquehanna
region of Pennsylvania.

The Center’s work is focused in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, in particular the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and specifically the Lower Susquehanna counties of Dauphin, Lancaster, and Lebanon Counties in Pennsylvania.

This region faces a perfect storm with respect to stormwater management challenges. These three counties are among the most vulnerable to development in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

In addition, these same counties currently contribute among Pennsylvania’s highest urban nutrient loadings to the Bay.


Our Center has office space at both the University Park campus and the Harrisburg campus at Penn State:

Penn State University
Department of Landscape Architecture
107 Stuckman Building
University Park, PA 16802
Stuart Echols, Director

(814) 865-14219
spe@psu.edu


Penn State Harrisburg
Agriculture and Environment Center Lower Susquehanna Office
307 Church Hall
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057

Matt Royer, Co-Director
(717) 948-6459
mroyer@psu.edu

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