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Watershed Restoration

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.

Our expert team sets up the collaborations and partnerships necessary to achieve the highest level of freshwater conservation. The Stroud Center and many partner groups and agencies have secured over $20 million dollars through USDA’s Resource Conservation Partnership Program to support agriculture conservation and restoration projects on farms in the Delaware and Chesapeake Bay watersheds.

Archival photo of Robin L. Vannote, Ph.D., working at an indoor stream flume.The Robin L. Vannote Watershed Restoration Program is named for Robin Vannote, Ph.D., a research scientist and the Stroud Center’s first director. Under Vannote’s leadership, the Stroud Center evolved from a dream to an institution at the forefront of freshwater research. The Stroud Center has benefited enormously from Vannote’s hard work, keen insight, and long-term scientific vision since 1966, and the naming of the Watershed Restoration Program is a fitting tribute.

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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
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David Wise

Watershed Restoration Manager
Calen Wylie

Calen Wylie

Watershed Restoration Program Assistant

Watershed Restoration News

Joining Forces With Farmers to Protect Clean Water
Joining Forces With Farmers to Protect Clean Water
The Stroud Center and its Delaware River Watershed Initiative partners are helping farmers implement agricultural best management practices to protect clean water.
Tips for Cover Cropping Success
Tips for Cover Cropping Success
The Stroud Center sponsors a series of cover cropping articles written by Steve Groff, a cover crop researcher and owner of Cover Crop Coaching.
American mink standing on rocks
Secretive Mink Caught on Video in White Clay Creek
This was an unusual sighting because American mink are most active at night and in the early morning hours. It's also a good sign for White Clay Creek.
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We Planted Trees (1,975 of Them!) for Clean Water
Every tree we plant helps prevent pollutants from entering our water supplies and provides lasting benefits of shade, beauty and the natural habitat essential to a healthy ecosystem.
Volunteers Plant Nearly 1,000 Trees for National Volunteer Week
Volunteers Plant Nearly 1,000 Trees for National Volunteer Week
Stroud Water Research Center restored 2.75 acres along two swales that transport rain water into a major tributary of the Brandywine River, which eventually flows downstream to provide drinking water for the city of Wilmington.
Dozens of streams protected! Now investing additional $40 million for clean water
Protecting Water Through Collaboration, Science, and Conservation
The Stroud Center is excited to share great news about our work to protect clean water as part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. We are proud to be one of 65 organizations across the region to working to protect forests and farms, clean up streams, and green communities.

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