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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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Facilitation strength across environmental and beneficiary trait gradients in stream communities

Tumolo, B.B., L.K. Albertson, M.D. Daniels, W.F. Cross, L.L. Sklar. 2023. Journal of Animal Ecology, early online access.
Volunteers at the Darby Creek salt snapshot.

We, the Community Scientists

People in the Delaware River Watershed are joining forces and collecting data to protect the vital freshwater resources that sustain their communities.
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Family Day Engages Latino Community of Chester County in Outdoor Recreation

Park and nonprofit partners led a day of fishing, canoeing, and nature exploration for families, with instruction in both English and Spanish.
A streamside buffer after seven years of growth.

Chesapeake Bay Program Tours Denlinger Farm

Stewardship projects on the farm are helping to restore water quality in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the Chesapeake Bay.
Lamonte Garber in front of a Sullivan County, Pa. stream with a small waterfall.

Lamonte Garber Recognized as a Good Natured Pennsylvanian

Stroud Water Research Center’s watershed restoration coordinator has a dedicated history in water preservation and restoration.
Laura Turner Seydel in a boat with water in the background.

The 2023 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

The 2023 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence recipient is Laura Turner Seydel, environmental advocate, eco-living expert, and chair of the Captain Planet Foundation.

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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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