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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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How to Properly Install Bird Nets on Tree Shelters

How to Properly Install Bird Nets on Tree Shelters

Learn how to install nets to prevent cavity-nesting birds from being trapped while allowing the young tree to grow out of the shelter without being entangled.
Plan Your Legacy

Plan Your Legacy

When you make an estate plan and include a gift to the Stroud Center, the ripple effect of your action will preserve fresh water for generations to come. 
Aerial image of reforestation efforts along the east branch of White Clay Creek from 1937 to 2015.

How Data Can Help Win the Fight Against Climate Change

Stroud Center scientists are amassing long-term data on streams and rivers that will help build resilience against the impacts of climate change.
Adventuring in the waterfalls of the highlands of Puerto Rico.

Around the World With Kathryn Metzker

As the Stroud Center’s new watershed education specialist, Kathryn Metzker has come full circle since she first visited White Clay Creek with her classmates when she was 12.
As the day turned to night, the sky turned beautiful shades of orange and purple.

A Wild & Scenic Night: The 15th Annual Film Festival

The outdoors is a great place for family fun, and Trail Creek’s 15th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival was no exception.
Water professionals on the Christina Basin Task Force annual bus tour.

Sharing Our Knowledge of Watershed Restoration

The Stroud Center partnered with volunteers for two tree plantings, spread the word about agroforestry, and helped water professionals learn about soil health and water quality.

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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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