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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

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.
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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.
The Robin L. Vannote Watershed Restoration Program at Stroud Water Research Center
The Robin L. Vannote Watershed Restoration Program at Stroud Water Research Center
The Robin L. Vannote Watershed Restoration Program proudly recognizes the many years of Vannote’s dedicated service, research contributions, and support.
Still photo from the soil health film trailer
The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (Trailer)
Watch this three-minute trailer of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.
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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (7 Minutes)
Watch this seven-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.
Screen shot of 16-minute soil health video
The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (16 Minutes)
Watch this 16-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

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