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Brandywine Stream Stewards: Community Action in Support of Healthy Waters

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The Stream Stewards Program engages adults and youth from Wilmington, Del., to monitor water resources in the 1,100 acres of open space in the First State National Historical Park. This…

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…

Delaware River Watershed Initiative — Phase II Monitoring, Evaluation, and Scientific Support for Protecting and Restoring Places of Ecological Significance (Brandywine-Christina, Middle Schuylkill, Schuylkill Highlands Clusters)

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Professional and volunteer monitoring of chemistry, macroinvertebrates, and fish to support restoration and protection efforts represent an invaluable (and often neglected) tool to evaluate short- and long-term progress toward conservation…

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 recent transition to organic farming at the…

Evaluating the Risk for PFAS Contamination of Surface and Groundwater Through Application of Biosolids in Agroecosystems

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a group of thousands of chemicals that are used in a wide range of industrial applications and represent a risk to human health. They…

Restoration Project Impact Assessment in Support of Delaware River Watershed Initiative

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This project quantifies the positive impacts of restoration projects on water quality and soil health associated with the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. (Project details may change over the lifespan of…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers for Chester County Focus Areas

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This project implements agricultural conservation practices on three Plain sect farms in the Honey Brook, Pa., area. Funded by: Pa. Department of Environmental Protection Project Lead: Matthew J. Ehrhart Collaborators:…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Forested Buffers for Lancaster Focus Areas

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project implements whole-farm conservation on all four farms in the catchment of a very small unnamed tributary to Pequea Creek in Lancaster County, Pa. The farmers are undertaking comprehensive…

Agricultural Best Management Practices and Buffers for Middle Schuylkill Focus Area

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Farmers receive assistance to plan and implement at least 80 agricultural best management practices (BMPs) on the condition that they also install forested buffers on their streams. Funded by: National…

Delaware River Watershed Initiative Circuit Rider for Technical Assistance to Grantees

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This project provides technical assistance to grantees of the William Penn Foundation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to develop and implement watershed restoration efforts and grants to monitor the impact of projects implemented in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative clusters.