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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.

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
Will Curley wearing a Philadelphia Eagles jersey.

Wills Curley

Watershed Restoration Project Coordinator
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Rebecca Duczkowski

Assistant Director of Donor Relations
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Matthew Ehrhart

Director of Watershed Restoration
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Lamonte Garber

Watershed Restoration Coordinator
Amanda Garzio-Hadzick

Amanda Garzio-Hadzick

Watershed Restoration Specialist
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Heather Titanich

Watershed Restoration Coordinator
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David Wise

Watershed Restoration Manager
Calen Wylie

Calen Wylie

Watershed Restoration Program Assistant

Watershed Restoration News

Six women from the Stroud Center participate in a bioblitz.
Sharing Our Science: Summer 2014
Stroud Center Scientists Attend International Conferences; Leaf Pack Network Science Hits the Road; 24 Hours, 55 Volunteers, 807 Species; Walking the Walk at Spring Creek Farms Field Day; Cultivating the Next Generation of Scientists.
A stream cascade in Lofty Creek, Pennsylvania.
Teaming Up to Enhance Chester County Agriculture, Water Quality
Stroud Water Research Center and the Chester County Conservation District will develop conservation and restoration plans for area farms.
A golden shiner from a tributary to the Brandywine Creek.
Sharing Our Science: Spring 2014
Stroud Center Tackles Watershed Restoration; Getting to Know Rock Snot; Something Smells Fishy.
Dogwood trees blooming along the banks of White Clay Creek.
Trees Can Be a Stream’s Best Friend
Tree-lined streams aren’t just pretty — healthy trees also make for healthier streams. How’s that, you ask?
Sialidae (alderflies)
$2 Million Kick-Starts Stroud Center’s Work in Delaware River
46 environmental organizations will collaborate to monitor, protect, and restore critical freshwater sources for 15 million people from upstate New York to the mouth of the Delaware Bay.
A young streamside forest in Franklin Township, Pennsylvania.
Small Streams: The Heart and Soul of Waterways
When it comes to water quality, size is definitely not everything. Listen up for the big impact of small streams