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

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Earth Week Volunteers Help Restore Red Clay Creek

Thanks to the volunteers from Constellation Energy, Dansko, LINKBANK, Resolution Life, Charter School of Wilmington, and the community who made the day a success!
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Restoring Our Watersheds: A Podcast Conversation

In the season six premiere of the Kindred Podcast, we talk about watersheds, their importance to humans and wildlife, and how people can both harm and restore them.
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Planktonic eukaryotes in the Chesapeake Bay: Contrasting responses of abundant and rare taxa to estuarine gradients

Hualong, W., F. Liu, M. Wang, Y. Bettarel, Y. Eissler, F. Chen, and J. Kan. 2024. Microbiology Spectrum, early online access.
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Agricultural soil microbiomes differentiate in soil profiles with fertility source, tillage, and cover crops

Bier, R.L., M. Daniels, D. Oviedo-Vargas, M. Peipoch, J.R. Price, E. Omondi, A. Smith, and J. Kan. 2024. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, early online access.
A boy on a bike visits a rain garden outside his residence in Lancaster, Pa.

Don’t Let the Rain Run Away

Polluted runoff is a threat to clean water. Learn how rain gardens can protect clean fresh water by reducing flooding and water use.
A group of scientist set up the canopy and water supply for a rainfall simulation experiment.

Make It Rain, Make It Rain

Why do scientists simulate rainfall for stormwater sampling? Find out from Senior Research Scientist Melinda Daniels, Ph.D.

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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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