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Watershed Restoration

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.

Men and women installing stakes to support tree shelters in a newly planted riparian buffer.

Volunteer Event: Stone Mulching

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We are looking for volunteers to help us add stone mulch at the base of newly planted trees to protect them from plant competition and ensure survivability.

Volunteer Event: Tree Planting

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Help us plant trees for healthy streams! We will be planting trees on approximately three acres along a tributary of Doe Run.

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.

Scientists Explore the Power of Hemp and Better Farming Methods to Build Healthy Soils and Protect Clean Water

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Two recent field days gave us an opportunity to present updates on research projects examining the connection between farming methods, healthy soils, and clean fresh water.

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.

Soil Health Field Day at Stroud Preserve

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Join us for in-field presentations and demonstrations about a soil health study comparing organic, conservation, and conventional farming practices.

Developing Industrial Hemp Markets and Supply Chains: An Educational Series

Developing Industrial Hemp Markets and Supply Chains: An Educational Series

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Please join us for a day of hemp discussion including a fiber and grain field tour and lectures.

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.

Sunset over a farm field.

Your Land and Legacy: Resources for Agricultural Landowners

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Learn how non-operating agricultural landowners can plan and coordinate better with farm operators to enhance soil health, soil and water conservation, and crop productivity.