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Watershed Restoration

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Stream and Buffer Ecology Webinar

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Learn about the links between buffers and stream health, how aquatic insects can guide watershed restoration, buffer planting and establishment basics, the connection between soil health and clean water, strategic choices for restoring riparian corridors, and new research on buffer establishment methods.

Better Gardens, Better Soils

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Learn how you can spend less time weeding, have a productive garden, and improve water quality and soil health in your backyard!

Volunteer Tree Planting

1024 576 Stroud Water Research Center

We will be planting approximately 2.75 acres with 675 trees on a primary tributary of Doe Run Creek. This planting will also serve as a research site as we will be collecting data on the growth rate of trees in two different types of tree tubes.

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What Do Hemp Fiber, Soil Health, and Water Quality Have in Common?

800 600 Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud Water Research Center has launched a collaborative project to study the cultivation, soil health and environmental impact, and manufacturing of industrial hemp fiber.

Photo of Martha Ressler's quilt honoring tree-planting volunteers.

700 Trees, Three Volunteers, and a Quilt

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Fiber artist Martha Ressler found a unique way to honor the volunteers who helped her and her husband Jay plant a “mini-forest” on their property: she immortalized them in a quilt.

Focusing on Farms to Safeguard the Delaware River

800 600 Stroud Water Research Center

An article in Edible Philly dives into the effort to protect and restore clean water in the Delaware River watershed by working with farmers.

[WEBINAR SERIES] No-Till and Cover Crop Implementation Online Education Program

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

We are inviting public, private, and non-profit agricultural service providers to participate in a five-part, interactive, webinar training series emphasizing no-till and cover crop implementation that will train agricultural service providers to better support farmers who are preparing for and implementing in-field soil health practices.

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Stream restoration for legacy sediments at Gramies Run, Maryland: early lessons from implementation, water quality monitoring, and soil health

350 210 Stroud Water Research Center

Mattern, K., A. Lutgen, N. Sienkiewicz, G. Jiang , J. Kan, M. Peipoch, and S. Inamdar. 2020. Water 12(8):2164.

Soil Health Movement Is Reducing Water Pollution and Farmers’ Costs

661 431 Stroud Water Research Center

“We really want to try to help the scientific community understand what the impact of healthier soils is on delivery of pollutants to waterways.”

[WEBINAR SERIES] Your Land & the Long View: Working With Farmers to Protect Your Investment

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Join Steve Groff, the Cover Crop Coach, and Sarah Everhart, with the University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative, to learn how you and your tenant farmer can work together to improve the soil health on your farm.