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Volunteers staking native trees in Overlook Park

Cultivating Stewardship of Our Shared Waters

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Brian Preston shares how people in a popular local park are discovering how a streamside forest and pollinator garden can be beautiful and good for clean water.

Tom Best smiles as he stands in a young riparian buffer.

Caring for Trees

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Tom Best doesn’t own the young streamside forest he maintains each day. It’s an act of service motivated by a parental feeling toward the woods.

Three people identifying live aquatic macroinvertebrates.

Earning a “Master’s” in Watershed Stewardship

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How Penn State Extension launched one of the most successful volunteer training programs in the U.S. and revived struggling local watershed groups.

Volunteers at the Darby Creek salt snapshot.

We, the Community Scientists

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People in the Delaware River Watershed are joining forces and collecting data to protect the vital freshwater resources that sustain their communities.

A group of tree planting volunteers from Sycamore.

Volunteers Plant 600 Trees for Healthy Streams

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The trees were planted along a tributary of Brandywine Creek in Birmingham Township, Pennsylvania, in a project funded by American Water.

Volunteers planting native plants at Overlook Park.

Volunteer Day at Overlook Park

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Help us celebrate Lancaster Water Week by giving back and helping out on this beautiful riparian buffer project.

A large group of volunteers from Exelon plant trees in a riparian buffer.

Earth Week Volunteering

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Choose from three days of opportunities to help us plant trees for clean water on a tributary of Red Clay Creek in East Marlborough Township!

Water professionals on the Christina Basin Task Force annual bus tour.

Sharing Our Knowledge of Watershed Restoration

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The Stroud Center partnered with volunteers for two tree plantings, spread the word about agroforestry, and helped water professionals learn about soil health and water quality.

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.

A boy carries a tree tube used to shelter a native tree in a streamside forest planting.

Earth Day Volunteer Event

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Celebrate Earth Day with Stroud Water Research Center and Victory Brewing Company by helping with spring maintenance tasks on riparian buffer plantings along Buck Run. All ages are welcome!