Leveraging Farm Bill Funds for Water Quality in the Brandywine-Christina and Middle Schuylkill Clusters

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Funded by: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

This project provides outreach and technical assistance to farmers in Chester and Berks counties to ensure full implementation of funds provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program for constructing ag best management practices (BMPs). While USDA National Resources Conservation Service administers the program, the Stroud Center secured the funding and is ensuring full delivery of BMPs, including forest buffers on all enrolling farms.

Project Years: 2015, 2016

Project Lead: Matthew J. Ehrhart
Collaborators: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; Chester County Conservation District; Berks County Conservation District; Berks Nature; Partnership for the Delaware Estuary; Mowery Environmental, LLC; Brandywine Conservancy; Red Barn Consulting, Inc.; TeamAg, Inc.; others

Project details may change over the lifespan of a project. Details listed here are from the annual report of the most recent project year.