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NSF funds study of landscape restoration effects on Pennsylvania stream
Date:2/9/2011

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A study of the long-term impacts on streams after landscape restoration has never been done before. The grant will provide the needed funding to do so.

"Understanding how the health of a stream changes over time following reforestation will provide much needed information and guidance for the billion-dollar-a-year stream restoration industry, government agencies that regulate the projects, and taxpayers who often fund the projects," said Kaplan.

The Center will publish project data on the Web, and the Center's education department will use that data to help middle- and high-school science teachers incorporate the use of long-term, environmental data into the classroom to enhance students' science skills and environmental knowledge.

Over the last 10 years, Stroud Water Research Center has worked with over 22,500 students and 3,200 teachers. The new five-year grant will allow the Center to reach even more.

"Our programs strive not only to make Stroud Water Research Center science accessible to diverse audiences," said Kaplan, "but to connect people to their own watersheds and promote stewardship."


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Contact: Diane Huskinson
dhuskinson@stroudcenter.org
717-383-1179
Stroud Water Research Center
Source:Eurekalert

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