All Projects

Please note: project status is updated as part of our annual reporting process and thus lags behind the current year. E.g., projects shown as “active” in 2019 were active in 2018 and may or may not be active in 2019. Projects are listed in reverse chronological order and we are still in the process of adding older projects.

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Phytoplankton Dynamics at the Brandywine River

Using high-frequency sensors, canoe field trips, and watershed monitoring, our team is trying to understand how much and how fast ... Read More

Monitoring Fish Populations and Stream Habitat Quality for the National Park Service

For this project, scientists are monitoring 37 sites distributed among 10 parks in the National Capital Region Network. At each ... Read More

Low-head Milldams as Hotspots for Denitrification and Nitrogen Consumption: Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Controls

Dam removal, especially low-head milldams, have increased in recent years with the highest removal rate in the mid-Atlantic U.S. While ... Read More

Outreach and Installation of Agricultural Best Management Practices in Brandywine-Christina

This project will install conservation practices on farms to improve watershed health. It will provide outreach, technical assistance, and financial ... Read More

Healthy Soils, Healthy Streams Training, and Technical Assistance

This project will conduct trainings on soil health and stream health for nearly 6,000 farmers, conservation professionals, and others. Pennsylvania ... Read More

Source Tracking and Spatial/Temporal Dynamics of Bacterial Contaminants in Red Clay Creek

Scientists monitored fecal indicator bacteria on a monthly basis at the east and west branches of the Red Clay Creek ... Read More

Restoring Flood Attenuation and Ecological Resiliency in the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont

For this project, scientists and watershed restoration professionals restore one headwater basin to reduce flooding downstream, improve water quality, and ... Read More

Parthenogenesis (Virgin Reproduction), Hybridization, and Life History Plasticity in Mayflies

Scientists are studying a number of mayfly species in White Clay Creek as well as in streams throughout eastern North ... Read More

Model My Watershed — Delaware River Basin

This project expands the Model My Watershed® application to the entire Delaware River Basin and supports restoration efforts funded by ... Read More

Collaborative Research: Sediment Stabilization by Animals in Stream Ecosystems: Consequences for Erosion, Ecosystem Processes, and Biodiversity

Caddisflies and other net-spinning macroinvertebrates attach gravels to one another within the streambed. These attachments result in more force required ... Read More