UpStream Newsletter, September 2016

Photo of Rich Shockey and his wife in kayaks

Meet the Forester Who’s Leading People to Clean Fresh Water

Ecological information specialist Rich Shockey is one of our most effective partners helping to spread the word about how streamside forests protect and restore streams and rivers.

Senator Casey takes farm tour

Senator Gets First-Hand Look
at Conservation Practices

Riparian buffers, cover crops, even rain gutters on the barn can make a big difference to water quality. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. saw all this and more on a farm tour that showcased conservation upgrades. Read about it in Lancaster Farming

Tropical butterfly larva and pupa by Daniel Janzen

Science Seminar and Education Open House

Join us this Friday for “Tropical Conversations: How We Will Save Tropical Biodiversity by Biodiversity Development” by Dan Janzen, Ph.D. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments. Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by BB&T. Come early for an education open house!

Students at a stream study

Register Now for Fall Education Programs!

Our education program calendar is quickly filling up. Don’t miss your chance to register your school, homeschool, or scout group, start the registration process now. Pennsylvania public schools may qualify for free or reduced cost stream ecology programs.

Sampling the Susquehanna

Long-Term Research Shows Improvement in Susquehanna River

Stroud Center entomologists have been sampling macroinvertebrates in the Susquehanna River near Procter & Gamble’s Mehoopany plant since 1974. The number of insect species collected has doubled over that time period. Read more in an article by the Wyoming County Press Examiner

Science and Beer at the Beach Was a Success!

Despite the gorgeous weather at the beach, a great turnout showed up at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery on Saturday, August 20 to learn about the Stroud Center's work throughout the state of Delaware.

Director Bern Sweeney, Ph.D., and Entomologist John Jackson, Ph.D., talked about the Stroud Center's work from White Clay Creek in northern Delaware to stream sensors that were installed in backwater lagoons near Bethany. Most of our work throughout the Delaware region is in partnership with other organizations like The Nature Conservancy - Delaware and the Delaware Center for Inland Bays, among others.

In addition to the informative lecture, guests enjoyed a variety of beers and local foods from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. We are so grateful to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Beer and Benevolence for allowing us the opportunity to share our science along the coast! You can read more about the lecture in the Cape Gazette and join us as we take the Science Seminar Series on the road once again to The Union League of Philadelphia on October 19.

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WikiWatershed Toolkit Webinar

Join us for an webinar introduction to WikiWatershed and the Model My Watershed web app, which demonstrates the effects of land use and best management practices on your local streams and watersheds. This is just one of the many great education events happening this fall!

How Sparta Middle School Is Working to Restore Nash Creek

We were so excited when Groundswell Michigan shared this video with us! It shows how two Michigan schools used our Leaf Pack Experiment to assess their local stream’s health. They discovered what was impacting their stream and then developed a plan to restore it with native plantings. Interested in having your class or citizen science group participate in the Leaf Pack Network? Check out our Leaf Pack Experiment Workshop!

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