Delaware River Watershed Initiative — Phase II Monitoring, Evaluation, and Scientific Support for Protecting and Restoring Places of Ecological Significance (Brandywine-Christina, Middle Schuylkill, Schuylkill Highlands Clusters)

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Professional and volunteer monitoring of chemistry, macroinvertebrates, and fish to support restoration and protection efforts represent an invaluable (and often neglected) tool to evaluate short- and long-term progress toward conservation priorities and goals. This project develops and implements monitoring and evaluation efforts as part of restoration and protection plans for targeted watersheds in the Brandywine-Christina, Middle Schuylkill, and Schuylkill Highlands clusters in the Delaware River Basin.

Funded by: William Penn Foundation

Principal Investigators: John K. Jackson and Matthew J. Ehrhart

Collaborators: Audubon Pennsylvania; Berks Nature; Brandywine Conservancy; Brandywine Red Clay Alliance; French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust; Green Valleys Watershed Association; Natural Lands; Partnership for the Delaware Estuary; The Nature Conservancy of Delaware; University of Delaware

Project Years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021