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Watershed Awareness Using Technology and Environmental Research for Sustainability (WATERS)

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This education research project focuses on the development of a new curriculum and refinement of learning resources using universal design for learning (UDL) principles, with special attention to students that…

Evaluating the Effects of Watershed-Scale Agricultural Best Management Practices on Water Quality

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In early 2020, a number of agricultural best management practices will be implemented on Amish farms in Lancaster County, Pa. The farms are nested in a small watershed drained by…

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

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Conventional agricultural activities (plowing, disking, synthetic fertilizer use, widespread pesticide application) have contributed to poor soil health, reduced rainfall infiltration and storage, increased stormwater runoff and export of sediment, nutrients,…

Transforming Water Quality in the Sharitz Run Headwaters of Brandywine Creek

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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.…

Phytoplankton Dynamics at the Brandywine River

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Using high-frequency sensors, canoe field trips, and watershed monitoring, our team is trying to understand how much and how fast can algae grow in the water column of the Brandywine…

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

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For this project, scientists are monitoring 37 sites distributed among 10 parks in the National Capital Region Network. At each site, our team performs a standard biological stream monitoring to…

Photo of a farm with a large muddy area with cattle.

A Small Farm Offers Big Opportunities for Measuring Watershed Restoration Success

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Stream restorations rarely get monitored rigorously enough to determine if the “patient” has fully recovered.

Aerial photographs of a recovering forest along White Clay Creek in Pennsylvania.

Patience is the Mother of Science: Long-Term Responses of a Stream to Reforestation

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We’re studying how White Clay Creek can recover from deforestation and agricultural expansion and to what extent restoration practices can acclerate that recovery.

Stream Reach: Building Communities from White Clay Creek to the Yangtze Basin

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To truly make a difference requires, not only understanding freshwater systems, but working with all kinds of communities to protect them.

Don’t Stop Me Now! Studying the Effects of Milldam Removal

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Stroud Water Research Center scientists are investigating how milldam removal might affect groundwater and surface water quality.