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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 red building tucked in the middle of a vast tilled field.

Organic No-Till: Searching for the Holy Grail in Agriculture

Progress continues toward developing sustainable farming systems that can reduce chemical use, preserve and regenerate soils, and protect freshwater systems.
Two Harambee Institute students looking at aquatic macroinvertebrates they collected from a stream.

Bridging the Nature Gap: New Partnership Brings City Kids to the Great Outdoors

“The kids came back super geeked over just being out in nature and connecting with a waterway, and in their words, ‘We got to touch critters!’”
Stroud Center and Cabela's staff members with a shopping cart of donated gear.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Supports Stroud Center Fishing and Boating Programs

The generous donation of equipment and supplies will expand opportunities for many youth who may not otherwise have access to learn about fishing and canoeing.
Greg Wilson with a small fish in a net.

In Memoriam: Greg Wilson

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our friend Greg Wilson, a force for good in the restoration of Lancaster County’s freshwater streams.
Donegal Trout Unlimited members next to a stream.

Greg Wilson and Donegal Trout Unlimited: Devoted to Repairing Streams

Improving a stream along your property protects the stream, your land, and trout habitat, along with helping the Chesapeake Bay.
A metal scoop full of road salt being sprinkled on pavement.

Over-Seasoned: Our Taste for Salt is Killing Our Freshwater Ecosystems

The intense use of salt is now threatening our streams and rivers, marshes and ponds, and even groundwater — freshwater resources that were never meant to be so salty.

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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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