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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 motor boat on the Choptank River, with its wake and a bridge in the distance.

Sediment Sleuthing: Microbe DNA May Be Key to Restoring an Estuary Near You

Stroud Center science teams are collecting river DNA samples to understand where sediment pollution comes from and the best ways to fight it.
Roger Rohrer points out a planting of switchgrass on a steep section of his farm.

One Farmer’s Journey to Planting a Better Buffer

It’s not just one practice that can clean up a stream, but a lot of practices. And it’s not just one farmer; it takes every farmer along a stream to
Family with dog, children blowing bubbles at an outdoor festival.

Film Festival Draws Outdoor and Online Attendees to Support Local Nonprofits

The films began as the sun was setting and the lineup included short films and documentaries produced by independent filmmakers from all over the world.
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Model My Watershed: an investigation into the role of big data, technology, and models in promoting student interest in watershed action

Marcum-Dietrich, N., S. Kerlin, A. Hendrix, N. Sorhagen, C. Staudt, and Z. Krauss. 2021. The Journal of Environmental Education 52(4).
Stories From the Clean Water Paddle Push

Stories From the Clean Water Paddle Push

Participants as far away as Alaska and Hawaii logged 149 hours on the water and raised more than $3,000 to support clean fresh water while enjoying their favorite body of

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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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