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Watershed sediment cannot offset sea level rise in most U.S. tidal wetlands

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Ensign, S.H., J.N. Halls, and E.K. Peck. 2023. Science 382(6675): 1191–1195.

A salt marsh in Barnstable, Massachusetts, shows signs of erosion and drowning as the sea level rises.

When Sea-Level Rise Threatens Coastal Wetlands, Don’t Look to Rivers For Help, Scientists Say

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Building up wetlands that are drowning under rising oceans remains a challenge, but scientists are now one step closer to identifying solutions.

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A new metric for sunlight exposure in rivers, lakes, and oceans

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Gardner, J.R., M.W. Doyle, S.H. Ensign, and D.M. Kahler. 2023. Limnology and Oceanography Letters, early online access.

Stroud Center Collaborations Amplify Impact on Fresh Water

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Scientists, educators, and watershed restoration professionals are working together to create long-lasting and positive impacts on waterways.

Learn How to Protect Your Watershed

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Have you ever wondered how you can make a difference and improve the health of your local streams? Watch this special webinar series to find out!

Improving Schoolyards and the Stroud Center for Outdoor Environmental Education and Stewardship Across Southeast Pa.

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Dockstader Foundation Educators collaborated with local schools and school districts to design and construct outdoor learning spaces on school grounds. Educators are working with teachers to create lessons tailored to…

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Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds (C-SAW)

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SEducation, research, and watershed restoration staff provided technical assistance to statewide conservation groups in effective watershed assessment, monitoring, and restoration. To find out more, visit (Project details may change over…

Tidal Rivers Biofingerprinting Sediment: Resolving Sediment Connectivity Between Rivers and Estuaries by Tracking Particles With Their Microbial Genetic Signature

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Sediment flowing from rivers to estuaries is a double-edged sword: too much sediment can harm oyster beds but not enough sediment can starve tidal marshes. Measuring whether a river is…

Monitoring Fish Populations and Stream Habitat Quality for the National Park Service

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This project monitors biological conditions, water quality, habitat integrity, and fish at 37 sites in 10 national parks in the National Capital Region Network around Washington, D.C. The findings of…

Evaluating NCRN Data Quality, Revising and Updating Protocols, and Analyzing Long-Term Data

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The National Park Service National Capital Region Inventory and Monitoring Network (NCRN) has monitored stream water quality and quantity for more than 15 years in shallow streams located in 10…