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Brandywine Stream Stewards: Community Action in Support of Healthy Waters

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The Stream Stewards Program engages adults and youth from Wilmington, Del., to monitor water resources in the 1,100 acres of open space in the First State National Historical Park. This…

Assessment of Environmental Conditions in Streams of the Runnymede Sanctuary Based on Physical, Chemical, and Macroinvertebrate Monitoring

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The 1,670-acre Runnymede Sanctuary was created to preserve the extensive natural, historic, and scenic resources harbored by the property and to facilitate appropriate study and use of those resources. Its forests,…

Assessment of Environmental Conditions in Bennett’s Run at Kendal-Crosslands Based on Physical, Chemical, Macroinvertebrate, and Fish Monitoring

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Bennett’s Run is a small tributary to Brandywine Creek in southern Chester County, Pa., where a watershed conservation plan is being developed. To inform this plan, this study is measuring…

Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Trajectory for the Recovery of Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function During Reforestation

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Stream restoration in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry. Yet long-term monitoring of its effectiveness is virtually nonexistent. Stroud Center scientists are studying restoration within White Clay Creek that…

Land Protection Impact Assessment in Support of Delaware River Watershed Initiative

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This project evaluates the hypothesis that protection and/or maintenance of natural land maintains ecological stream quality by limiting, preventing, or redirecting changes to land cover and use away from headwaters,…

Impact of Management of Practices on Winter Squash Yield and Post-Harvest Nutrient Density

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By examining the bacteria, Archaea, and fungi living in soils, this project will provide insights on how farming practices and land management affect the microbes that make soils healthy. This…

Experimental Streamside Forest Restoration to Improve Water Quality – Fat Chance Farm

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This project planted 675 trees and shelters on 2.01 acres of riparian land along an unnamed tributary of Doe Run in West Marlborough Township, Pa. The project was designed to…

Evaluating How Conventional, Conservation, and Organic Farming Management Practices Enhance Soil Health and Improve Water Quality

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This project investigates how different agricultural management practices influence water quality and soil health. Using Rodale Institute’s 37-year-old Farming Systems Trial and a recent transition to organic farming at the…

Biological Nitrogen Removal in Sediment Plumes: A Critical but Missing Component of Watershed Models

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Nutrient export from rivers is closely tied to sediment plumes that form during storms. By using experiments and methods to peer inside these sediment plumes, this project will discover how…

Back From the Past: Recovery of Nutrient Processes and Microbial Communities in Relict Hydric Soils Following Restoration

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This research explores how microbes and biogeochemical processes in buried relict soils evolve after restoration and how these organisms and processes can be harnessed to remove nitrogen before it pollutes…