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Watershed Restoration

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“The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water” Film Premiere

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The 26-minute documentary film, produced by Natural Light Films of Lancaster, tells how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

Preserving Chesapeake Freshwater Resources Through Farming Outreach and Partnerships

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Join Matt Ehrhart for a free discussion on the Stroud Center’s efforts to help farmers use best management practices for whole farm restoration — preventing freshwater pollution in the Chesapeake Bay at its source.

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Good Fences Make Good Water

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Cows wading in a stream might make a pretty picture but the reality is a lot less pleasant. Find out why in this 1-minute podcast featuring Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

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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.

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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.

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Learning Leading to Action: Young Heroes Protecting Our Waterways

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Students are not only learning how to protect our waterways; they are also conducting their own scientific research or restoring healthy streams — or sometimes both.

Joining Forces With Farmers to Protect Clean Water

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The Stroud Center and its Delaware River Watershed Initiative partners are helping farmers implement agricultural best management practices to protect clean water.

Tips for Cover Cropping Success

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The Stroud Center sponsors a series of cover cropping articles written by Steve Groff, a cover crop researcher and owner of Cover Crop Coaching.

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Secretive Mink Caught on Video in White Clay Creek

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This was an unusual sighting because American mink are most active at night and in the early morning hours. It’s also a good sign for White Clay Creek.

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We Planted Trees (1,975 of Them!) for Clean Water

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Every tree we plant helps prevent pollutants from entering our water supplies and provides lasting benefits of shade, beauty and the natural habitat essential to a healthy ecosystem.