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2022 Lancaster Water Week Stream Care Workday

Stream Care Workday

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Help take care of our streamsides across Lancaster County! We will be planting trees, weeding, and tending to native plantings.

Some Insights on Reforestation Methods

Some Insights on Reforestation Methods

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Watch a video presentation outlining our research and case studies on how to maximize tree survival and growth in forested stream buffers.

Greg Wilson with a small fish in a net.

In Memoriam: Greg Wilson

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It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our friend Greg Wilson, a force for good in the restoration of Lancaster County’s freshwater streams.

Donegal Trout Unlimited members next to a stream.

Greg Wilson and Donegal Trout Unlimited: Devoted to Repairing Streams

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Improving a stream along your property protects the stream, your land, and trout habitat, along with helping the Chesapeake Bay.

Mike Brubaker in a field at Brubaker Farms.

Brubaker Farms, a Stroud Center Partner, Wins Leopold Conservation Award

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The Stroud Center worked with the Brubakers on measures to protect water quality, including manure management, fencing cows out of Donegal Creek, and planting streamside forest buffers.

Pennsylvania DCNR staff work together to plant a shrub within a riparian forest buffer.

Mixing It Up: Riparian Buffers That Clean up Waterways and Produce Profitable Crops

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Stroud Center researchers have teamed up with Propagate Ventures to design and implement for-profit, lower-risk buffers that can provide a source of income for farmers.

A group of volunteers with shovels at a tree planting event.

Stroud Center Celebrates Riparian Buffer Month by Planting Trees

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The planting will help to buffer a small stream from nearby barnyard activity and provide data about the growth rates of trees using two different types of tree stakes.

Roger Rohrer points out a planting of switchgrass on a steep section of his farm.

One Farmer’s Journey to Planting a Better Buffer

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It’s not just one practice that can clean up a stream, but a lot of practices. And it’s not just one farmer; it takes every farmer along a stream to get it clean and keep it clean.

John Young and Lamonte Garber take stock of a three-acre riparian buffer planted on the Young farm.

A Riparian Buffer Takes Root in Lancaster County

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Maintenance is critical to the survival of riparian buffers. We visited John Young on a buffer maintenance day, checking in on the trees, the weeds, and the birds.

A woman carries tree shelters as she helps maintain a streamside forest buffer.

Doing Good Better: Refining Buffer Restoration Methods

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The goal of improving the survival and growth of trees has persisted through decades of research. Yet, with every new advance, new questions arise.