On July 12th the Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) hosted a presentation with Dr. Berne Sweeney, Director of the Stroud Water Research Center. Approximately 80 people from the Department of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Environmental Conservation, National Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Delaware County Soil & Water, DEP Stream Management, WAC Council members, Agriculture Committee members and Staff.
Showcasing the importance Riparian Buffers have on stream ecology, Dr. Sweeney discussed the vital role forests and trees play for stream bank stabilization, plant and animal life as well as water temperature. Basing his findings off of numerous scientific experiments and studies, Dr.Sweeney presented staff with his findings over the last few decades. The mission of the Stroud Center is to “advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and restoration.” For more information visit: www.stroudcenter.org