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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

Volunteers Protect White Clay Creek Headwaters By Planting 500 Trees
Volunteers Protect White Clay Creek Headwaters By Planting 500 Trees
Volunteers planted, staked and installed tree shelters on 500 trees. The work was completed within two hours — a new record for the Stroud Center.
Stroud Center Honored with Two Conservation Awards
Stroud Center Honored with Two Conservation Awards
Berks County Conservation District gave Sweeney its Conservation Individual of the Year Award and Lancaster County Conservation District gave Stroud Center its Cooperating Agency Award.
Healthy Streams for Healthy Herds
Healthy Streams for Healthy Herds
When farmers improve the health of streams on their land, it also improves the health of their herds.
Grant Supports Total Watershed Restoration to Reduce Flooding, Improve Habitat
Grant Supports Total Watershed Restoration to Reduce Flooding, Improve Habitat
The Stroud Center will restore Sharitz Run, a tributary to Doe Run in the headwaters of the Brandywine Creek near Coatesville and Unionville, Pennsylvania.
Restoration News, Fall 2014
Restoration News, Fall 2014
In between the flurry of watershed restoration planning and field work that the Stroud Restoration Team carries out, it organized several riparian forest buffer workshops through the region this fall.
Outreach For Healthy Streams
Outreach For Healthy Streams
Here, in brief, is our approach to watershed restoration outreach to distant watersheds and new communities.

Watershed Restoration Projects

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