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

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This funding supports the Stroud Center’s research and restoration teams to participate in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative’s focus areas within the Brandywine-Christina, Middle Schuylkill, and Schuylkill Highlands watersheds where restoration and land preservation efforts are underway in highly targeted locations. Professional and volunteer monitoring plans for chemistry, macroinvertebrates, and fish, as well as evaluation and communication plans, were developed and implemented as part of restoration and protection plans. These efforts represent invaluable (and often neglected) tools to evaluate and communicate short- and long-term progress toward conservation priorities and goals.

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: 2022