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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
Headshot of Rebecca Duczkowski.

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

Tom Best smiles as he stands in a young riparian buffer.
Caring for Trees
Tom Best doesn’t own the young streamside forest he maintains each day. It's an act of service motivated by a parental feeling toward the woods.
Stroud Center Collaborations Amplify Impact on Fresh Water
Stroud Center Collaborations Amplify Impact on Fresh Water
Scientists, educators, and watershed restoration professionals are working together to create long-lasting and positive impacts on waterways.
A streamside buffer after seven years of growth.
Chesapeake Bay Program Tours Denlinger Farm
Stewardship projects on the farm are helping to restore water quality in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the Chesapeake Bay.
Lamonte Garber in front of a Sullivan County, Pa. stream with a small waterfall.
Lamonte Garber Recognized as a Good Natured Pennsylvanian
Stroud Water Research Center’s watershed restoration coordinator has a dedicated history in water preservation and restoration.
The 2023 interns pose in front of a Stroud Center backdrop.
Meet Our 2023 Interns
Our interns assist with research and other mission-focused work and gain valuable professional experience and networking opportunities.
Aerial view of dairy farm before restoration.
Stream Cleanup Project Wins Award from Lancaster County Planning
The project is part of a larger goal to fast-track the restoration of 350 miles of impaired streams in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by 2030.