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Brandywine Stream Stewards: Community Action in Support of Healthy Waters

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The Stream Stewards Program, centered on 1,100 acres of open space in the First State National Historical Park, engages the community and targets youth from Wilmington in a sustainable citizen-science…

Improving Stream Water Quality and Reducing Runoff by Improving Farm Soil Health Through Permanent Cover Cropping

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Scientists are studying how soil structure and soil ecosystem health improve farm fields over a three-year period after shifting from conventional tillage practices to cover cropping. They are also measuring…

Water Quality Mobile App

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In 2018, the Water Quality App™ received updates to separate net-spinning caddisflies in the digital field guide to macroinvertebrates and improved functionality. In 2016 and 2017, the Android version of…

Greening STEM Technologies: A Model for Advancing Do-It- Yourself (DIY) Environmental Sensing Networks to Support Citizen Science and Primary and Secondary Education

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Stroud Center education and technical staff created STEM technologies to enhance public capabilities in citizen science. Partnerships with schools will lead to curricula and tools and the installation of stream-monitoring…

Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds (C-SAW)

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Stroud Center educators, scientists, and restoration staff provided technical assistance to county conservation districts, municipal environmental advisory committees, watershed associations, and citizen action groups as part of a partnership of…

Transforming Water Quality in the White Clay Creek Headwaters of Christina River Basin

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This Watershed Renaissance Initiative grant will enable Stroud Water Research Center to implement extensive watershed restoration projects designed to capture and control excess water and sediment production from agricultural hillslopes.…

Stroud EnviroDIY Mayfly Sensor Stations in Red Clay Creek

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The purpose of this project was to build and deploy two water monitoring sensor stations in tributaries of Red Clay Creek and provide maintenance support and educational/technical assistance for staff…

Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB): Trajectory for the Recovery of Stream Ecosystem Structure and Function During Reforestation

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Stream restoration in the United States is a multibillion-dollar industry. Yet long-term monitoring of its effectiveness is virtually nonexistent. Stroud Center scientists are studying restoration within White Clay Creek that…

Evaluating How Conventional, Conservation, and Organic Farming Management Practices Enhance Soil Health and Improve Water Quality

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This project investigates how different agricultural management practices influence water quality and soil health. Using Rodale Institute’s 37-year-old Farming Systems Trial and a newly established transition to organic farming at…

Delaware River Watershed Initiative — Phase II Monitoring, Evaluation, Scientific Support, and Capacity Building for Watershed Protection and Restoration Projects

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This project collects and interprets data on macroinvertebrate specimens from stream sites to provide a baseline for the evaluation of goals defined for restoration and protection projects funded by the…