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Matoaka Watershed

When considering the variable and comprehensive impacts of development in the region, undergraduate students at William and Mary need to look no farther than their own backyard. The Lake Matoaka watershed is dominated by second-growth forest, but developmental pressures associated with economic growth on campus and in the surrounding community are on the rise.  These pressures include construction of new academic buildings on campus and new housing, business, and community development surrounding the campus.   The study of Lake Matoaka and its responses to development  provide scientific data for teaching and research in the environmental curriculum at the College of William and Mary, and for informed stewardship and management of natural resources in the surrounding watershed. 

Matoaka Watershed