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Delaware River Watershed Initiative Citizen Science Phase II

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This project will engage watershed residents to be active participants in efforts to document conditions across the focus areas of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. Work includes efforts to support…

Delaware River Watershed Initiative Circuit Rider for Technical Assistance to Grantees

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

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.

Using Microbial Source Tracking to Identify Potential Bacterial Sources in White Clay Creek to Target Best Management Practices and Implementation Strategies

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Scientists monitored fecal indicator bacteria in White Clay Creek during summer and identified potential bacterial contamination by molecular microbial source tracking. Funded by: 2018-2020: White Clay Watershed Association and White…

Source Tracking and Spatial/Temporal Dynamics of Bacterial Contaminants in Red Clay Creek

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Scientists monitored fecal indicator bacteria on a monthly basis at the east and west branches of the Red Clay Creek watershed. Funded by: Starrett Foundation Principal Investigators 2019–2020: Jinjun Kan,…

Restoration Project Impact Assessment in Support of Delaware River Watershed Initiative

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project quantifies the positive impact of one or several restoration projects associated with the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, namely those funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Delaware…

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

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

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…

Molecular Ecology of Archaea in Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments

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Less is known about Archaea than the other two domains of life on Earth (Bacteria and Eukarya), particularly the role they play in ecosystem functions and nutrient cycling (e.g., ammonia…

Mitigating Agricultural Pollution of Fresh Water and Combating Climate Change by Restoring Soil Health Through Conservation and Organic Agricultural Practices

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Plowing, disking, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides have damaged the health of agricultural soils, resulting in reduced rainfall infiltration and storage, increased stormwater and pollutant runoff, degraded streams, and contaminated groundwater.…

Microbial Population Dynamics of Periphyton Biofilms in White Clay Creek

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

Using glass microscope slides as tiny gardens to grow microbial biofilms, this project explored differences in microorganisms between three reaches of White Clay Creek with different streamside vegetation. Molecular DNA…

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…