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A group of volunteers with shovels at a tree planting event.
Stroud Center Celebrates Riparian Buffer Month by Planting Trees
The planting will help to buffer a small stream from nearby barnyard activity and provide data about the growth rates of trees using two different types of tree stakes.
A motor boat on the Choptank River, with its wake and a bridge in the distance.
Sediment Sleuthing: Microbe DNA May Be Key to Restoring an Estuary Near You
Stroud Center science teams are collecting river DNA samples to understand where sediment pollution comes from and the best ways to fight it.
Roger Rohrer points out a planting of switchgrass on a steep section of his farm.
One Farmer’s Journey to Planting a Better Buffer
It’s not just one practice that can clean up a stream, but a lot of practices. And it’s not just one farmer; it takes every farmer along a stream to
Family with dog, children blowing bubbles at an outdoor festival.
Film Festival Draws Outdoor and Online Attendees to Support Local Nonprofits
The films began as the sun was setting and the lineup included short films and documentaries produced by independent filmmakers from all over the world.
Publication title with image of a mayfly
Local environment and individuals’ beliefs: the dynamics shaping public support for sustainability policy in an agricultural landscape
Granco, G., M. Caldas, J. Bergtold, J.L. Heier Stamm, M. Mather, M. Sanderson, M. Daniels, A. Sheshukov, D. Haukos,and S. Ramsey. 2021. Journal of Environmental Management, early online access.
Publication title with image of a mayfly
Model My Watershed: an investigation into the role of big data, technology, and models in promoting student interest in watershed action
Marcum-Dietrich, N., S. Kerlin, A. Hendrix, N. Sorhagen, C. Staudt, and Z. Krauss. 2021. The Journal of Environmental Education 52(4).
Stories From the Clean Water Paddle Push
Stories From the Clean Water Paddle Push
Participants as far away as Alaska and Hawaii logged 149 hours on the water and raised more than $3,000 to support clean fresh water while enjoying their favorite body of
Scientists Explore the Power of Hemp and Better Farming Methods to Build Healthy Soils and Protect Clean Water
Scientists Explore the Power of Hemp and Better Farming Methods to Build Healthy Soils and Protect Clean Water
Two recent field days gave us an opportunity to present updates on research projects examining the connection between farming methods, healthy soils, and clean fresh water.
Stroud Center Engages English Language Learners in Watershed STEM
Stroud Center Engages English Language Learners in Watershed STEM
Students at the Migrant Education Summer Camp went on an online watershed expedition to learn about their local watersheds.
John Young and Lamonte Garber take stock of a three-acre riparian buffer planted on the Young farm.
A Riparian Buffer Takes Root in Lancaster County
Maintenance is critical to the survival of riparian buffers. We visited John Young on a buffer maintenance day, checking in on the trees, the weeds, and the birds.
Nicole Wickenhauser in Bangladesh.
Ready, Set, Go: How Marathoner Nicole Wickenhauser Is Poised to Protect Clean Fresh Water
At Water.org, Wickenhauser connected funders to projects that deeply resonated with their unique interests. She hopes to be part of a similar trajectory of impact at Stroud Water Research Center.

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