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Outreach and Installation of Agricultural Best Management Practices in Brandywine-Christina

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project will install conservation practices on farms to improve watershed health. It will provide outreach, technical assistance, and financial assistance to farmers to (1) plan and implement whole-farm conservation, including forested buffers; (2) leverage state and federal funds for the majority of costs; and (3) help fill the remaining financial gap as an incentive for farmers to agree to install forested buffers.

Funded by: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Project Lead: Matthew J. Ehrhart

Collaborators: Brandywine Conservancy; Brandywine Red Clay Alliance; Chester County Conservation District; Mowery Environmental, Inc.; Red Barn Consulting, Inc.; TeamAg, Inc.

Project Years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

(Project details may change over the lifespan of a project. The project description listed here is from the annual report of the most recent project year.)