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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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A child in a wheelchair uses a net to capture creek critters.

Wild About Water

Creek Critters, a book for kids created in partnership with Stroud Water Research Center, inspires scientific discovery in a Utah school.
Jen Merrill in front of a blooming cherry tree.

From Marshes to Marketing

Former scientist Jennifer Merrill takes on a new role as the Stroud Center’s director of marketing and communications.
Farm equipment at Walmoore Holsteins.

Walt Moore, a Stroud Center Partner, Named Pa. Distinguished Dairy Producer

Moore models farm stewardship and environmental conservation through his operation and is recognized as a leader in Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.
Two people standing on the top of a mountain.

Thank You to Everyone Who Made the Wild & Scenic Film Festival a Success!

Trail Creek Outfitters’ 16th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival was back to its familiar indoor format with wonderful offerings from local restaurants.
Children and parents look at wild fish humanely captured from White Clay Creek.

Philly-Area Families and Friends of the Stroud Center Celebrate World Water Day for a Second Year

Squeals of delight echoed through the woods as children, along with their parents, got up-close glimpses of fish living in White Clay Creek.
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Resource modification by ecosystem engineers generates hotspots of stream community assembly and ecosystem function

Tumolo, B.B., L.K. Albertson, W.F. Cross, G.C. Poole, G. Davenport, M.D. Daniels, and L.S. Sklar. 2023. Ecology, early online access.

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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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