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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (16 Minutes)

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Watch this 16-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

Joseph George on the Nisqually Glacier

Meet Joseph George: New Fluvial Geomorphology Research Technician

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He’s excited to be working to further understanding of freshwater ecosystems and to improve these systems through research, education, and restoration.

Scott Ensign at Rodale Field Day

Sharing Our Science at Rodale Institute’s Field Day

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Visitors learned the importance of integrating knowledge about farming practices and water quality and assessing the influence that farming decisions have on soils and streams.

Graphic showing what percentage of nitrogen, sediments, and pesticides are kept out of a stream by a 100-foot tree buffer

The Restored Watershed: 50 Years of Solutions for Clean Fresh Water

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For the last 50 years scientists at Stroud Water Research Center have demonstrated the connection between good land-use practices and clean fresh water, between healthy soil and healthy water.

Illustration with a farm in the distance and healthy soil with organisms in the foreground

Soil Health Management: Changing Conversations, Revolutionizing Agriculture

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Soil health management recognizes that the soil is a diverse, dynamic ecosystem that, under proper management, will support healthy crops with fewer inputs.

Rodale Institute, Stroud Water Research Center, Announce Innovative Partnership to Curb Ag Runoff Across 4 States

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Supported with a nearly $6 million grant from the William Penn Foundation, the partners begin a new 6-year project to connect farming to cleaner drinking water in the Delaware River Watershed.

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