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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

Stroud Center Heads to Lancaster: Our Role in Lancaster Conservancy’s Water Week
Stroud Center Heads to Lancaster: Our Role in Lancaster Conservancy’s Water Week
Create habitat, protect water, and explore the outdoors: these are the principles and action steps that guide the Lancaster Conservancy’s Water Week ... Read More
Tree Care is Essential for Successful Riparian Forest Buffers
Tree Care is Essential for Successful Riparian Forest Buffers
Young seedlings face a variety of threats on floodplains that are also home to deer, rodents, invasive plants, and yes, flooding! ... Read More
Volunteers Plant 1,500 Trees for National Volunteer Week
Volunteers Plant 1,500 Trees for National Volunteer Week
The Stroud Center celebrated National Volunteer Week by planting six acres adjacent to a tributary of White Clay Creek at the Brandywine Polo Club ... Read More
Going to Extremes
Going to Extremes
The Stroud Center is engaged in research aimed at creating and testing new land-management practices to address issues raised by increased weather extremes ... Read More
Stories From the Streams: Back to Our Roots
Stories From the Streams: Back to Our Roots
Did you know that planting trees along a stream can filter out pollutants and dramatically improve water quality? Episode 1 in the "Stories From the Streams" video series ... Read More
Still from full length version of Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water
The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (Full Length)
Watch this full-length version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality ... Read More

Watershed Restoration Staff

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