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Watershed Restoration

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.

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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.

Fourth graders taking tree measurements

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.

American mink standing on rocks

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.

Volunteers Plant Nearly 1,000 Trees for National Volunteer Week

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Stroud Water Research Center restored 2.75 acres along two swales that transport rain water into a major tributary of the Brandywine River, which eventually flows downstream to provide drinking water for the city of Wilmington.

Dozens of streams protected! Now investing additional $40 million for clean water

Protecting Water Through Collaboration, Science, and Conservation

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The Stroud Center is excited to share great news about our work to protect clean water as part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. We are proud to be one of 65 organizations across the region to working to protect forests and farms, clean up streams, and green communities.

Would You Drink the Water?

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Stroud Water Research Center collaborated with senior students in the horticulture program at the Williamson College of the Trades on their 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit entitled “Would You Drink the Water?”