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Since 1967, Stroud™ Water Research Center has focused on one thing — fresh water.
We seek to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration.

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10 Most Popular UpStream Stories of 2022

From Pennsylvania to Costa Rica, road salt to wildlife, rewind our top UpStream Newsletter stories of 2022.
Stroud Center educators give thumbs up as they prepare to take the Watershed Education Mobile Lab on the road.

Watershed Education Mobile Lab Advances Environmental Literacy

Students and educators in the Shenandoah Valley explored watershed science with our mobile lab, learning how their actions impact the Chesapeake Bay.
A scene from the film Hidden Rivers showing a hellbender salamander eating a fish.

Hidden Rivers and Its Filmmaker Captivate Audiences

The man behind Freshwaters Illustrated inspired guests of a recent Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture and local students to protect freshwater ecosystems.
Jessica Provinski, Isayas Dorsey, and Rebecca Duczkowski in holiday garb.

Meet the Intern: Isayas Dorsey

Isayas is willing to jump in to help with a task no matter how large or small. The Stroud Center has been fortunate to have him as an intern.
Jamie Hicks with his family and his 2022 Chester County Farmer of the Year award.

Stroud Collaborator Jamie Hicks named Farmer of the Year in Chester County, PA

Hicks welcomes the challenge of finding better and more efficient ways to produce food and fiber that are at once profitable and environmentally sustainable.
Staff from First Resource Bank and the Stroud Center hold an oversized check representing a donation.

First Resource Bank Boosts Its Support of Education Programming

Thanks to First Resource Bank for their $3,500 donation to our environmental education program through an Earned Income Tax Credit contribution.

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Featured Initiatives and Partnerships

WikiWatershed® web tools offer watershed data visualization, geospatial analysis capabilities, and science-based predictions of human impacts on stormwater runoff and water quality.

The Water Quality mobile app is a water-monitoring data-collection and learning tool designed for use by educators and their students, citizen scientists, and researchers.

EnviroDIY™ is a community where members ask and answer questions and network within interest groups to develop do-it-yourself environmental science and monitoring devices.

The Society for Freshwater Science Taxonomic Certification Program ensures skilled persons are providing aquatic invertebrate identifications in North America.

The Leaf Pack Network® is an international network of teachers, students, and citizen monitors using a simple experiment to determine the health of their local streams.

The Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds provides free technical assistance to Pennsylvania-based watershed and conservation organizations.


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