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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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Summer Internship Opportunity: Entomology

Summer Internship Opportunity: Entomology

We’re seeking current or recently graduated science majors to serve as laboratory assistants in a biological water-quality analysis of sites in the Schuylkill and Delaware River basins.
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Why Volunteers Are Tracking Down Road Salt in Streams

With help from the Stroud Center, community scientists and watershed groups are measuring the impact of salt pollution on fresh water and taking action.
The Farm at Doe Run staff pose with the ribbons awarded to their cheeses.

Makers of Popular Mayfly Cheese Win at Farm Show

The Farm at Doe Run produces some of Pennsylvania's most sought-after creative cheeses, including the Mayfly, a Camembert-style cheese with a bloomy rind.
Raised beds in a healthy soil home garden.

Step Up Your Gardening Game With Healthier Soils

Enhance your soils and local water quality by bringing the principles of regenerative agriculture to your home garden.
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Scouts From 12 Troops Tackle Hybrid Merit Badge Program

Stroud Water Research Center educators hosted their second hybrid merit badge program for Scouts BSA this fall using an improved online learning platform.
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Arsenic and mercury distribution in an aquatic food chain: importance of femtoplankton and picoplankton filtration fractions

Alowaifeer, A.M., S. Clingenpeel, J. Kan, P.E. Bigelow, M. Yoshinaga, B. Bothner, and T.R. McDermott. 2023. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 42(1): 225–241.

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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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