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The Robin L. Vannote Watershed Restoration Program

Watershed Restoration: A Shared Public and Private Investment

Stroud Water Research Center works hand in hand with landowners, helping them use their land more effectively through whole-farm planning and watershed stewardship. In return for our program services, landowners are asked to install forested buffers on streams on their properties and to allow us ongoing access to their sites to gather the scientific data from these efforts. The Watershed Restoration Program enables our expert team to set up the collaborations and partnerships necessary to achieve the highest level of freshwater conservation.
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The Robin L. Vannote Watershed Restoration Program proudly recognizes the many years of Vannote’s dedicated service, research contributions, and support to the Stroud Center. Learn more

Watershed Restoration News

Soil Health Movement Is Reducing Water Pollution and Farmers' Costs
Soil Health Movement Is Reducing Water Pollution and Farmers’ Costs
“We really want to try to help the scientific community understand what the impact of healthier soils is on delivery of pollutants to waterways.” ... Read More
Illustration with a farm in the distance and healthy soil with organisms in the foreground
Talking Soil Health on Public Radio
Healthy soils can reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff, and increase stormwater infiltration, reduce stream flooding, and improve groundwater base flows ... Read More
Reducing Crop Loss, Saving Money and Time, and Stewarding Your Land
Reducing Crop Loss, Saving Money and Time, and Stewarding Your Land
Farms that have whole-farm financial and yield analyses completed often find that cropping marginal land costs more money than it produces ... Read More
Meet Lisa Blazure, Soil Health Coordinator
Meet Lisa Blazure, Soil Health Coordinator
Blazure brings to Stroud Water Research Center a deep understanding of how improving agricultural soil health can result in healthier streams ... Read More
Improving Soil Health for Climate Change Resiliency
Improving Soil Health for Climate Change Resiliency
Jim Harbach has practiced no-till farming for 30 years and has documented how his soils can better withstand the extreme weather swings associated with climate change ... Read More
A Movement Grows to Help Farmers Reduce Pollution and Turn a Profit
A Movement Grows to Help Farmers Reduce Pollution and Turn a Profit
An innovative program is showing farmers how to plant cash crops in buffer zones to help stabilize stream banks and clean up waterways ... Read More

Watershed Restoration Staff

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Lisa Blazure

Soil Health Coordinator
Rebecca Duczkowski

Rebecca Duczkowski

Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Watershed Restoration Assistant
Matthew Ehrhart

Matthew Ehrhart

Director of Watershed Restoration
Lamonte Garber

Lamonte Garber

Watershed Restoration Coordinator
Matthew Gisondi

Matthew Gisondi

Watershed Restoration Program Assistant
David Wise

David Wise

Watershed Restoration Manager
Calen Wylie

Calen Wylie

Watershed Restoration Program Assistant

Join the Clean Water Paddle Push!

When: August 1–16
Where: A body of water near you!

Grab your paddleboard, canoe, kayak, or inner tube and hit a body of water near you during our two-week celebration of water, the earth’s most vital natural resource.

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