White Clay Creek flows freely at the former site of the Byrnes Mill Dam. Portions of the historic structure and millrace remain intact following the December 2014 removal.On December 4th, 2014 the Byrnes Mill Dam on White Clay Creek in Delaware, also k… Read more »
Laura facilitates and manages river restoration activities across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Laura is also involved in establishing collaborative partnerships with academic institutions and local watershed groups to improve restoration monitoring and increase communication between researchers and restoration practitioners.
Laura joined American Rivers in 2010. Prior to American Rivers, she worked as a post-doctoral research assistant and volunteer/outreach coordinator at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland. Laura is an aquatic biogeochemist who is broadly interested in how restoration practices influence stream ecosystem function.
B.S. in Biology from Susquehanna University,
Ph.D. in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics from the University of Maryland-College Park.
Blog Posts By This Author
Restoring Darby Creek, a tributary of the Delaware River, meant tearing down three now-defunct mill dams. Here, the Hoffman Park dam at Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, comes down. Early settlement along Pennsylvania’s Darby Creek relied upon dams to turn the… Read more »
Musky Pebble Count | Musconetcong Watershed Association Earlier this summer, I spent a day working in the cool, shallow water of the Musconetcong River. The Musky, as it’s known locally, drains 158 square miles of rural New Jersey and is a major tribut… Read more »
Today we have a guest blog from Stacey Kennealy, Certification Program and Sustainability Director at GreenFaith in Highland Park, New Jersey. Stacey talks about engaging faith-based organizations in water conservation. Children participate in an inter… Read more »
Alewives | The Nature Conservancy To celebrate World Fish Migration Day later this month, we’ve been blogging about all things migratory fish. So far we’ve written about the economic benefits of restoring river herring, asked whether fish can climb lad… Read more »
Riparian vegetation along Darby Creek helps stabilize banks and reduce erosion | © Laura Craig This fall, I’ve been monitoring the recovery of the riparian community along the Darby Creek in urban, southeastern Pennsylvania. It is the end of… Read more »