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Stroud Water Research Center Celebrates Chad Pregracke of Living Lands & Waters

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Chad Pregracke was presented with the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence in recognition of his dedication and determination to protect fresh water.

Stroud Water Research Center Launches Its Future of Fresh Water Initiative

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With the world’s need for clean fresh water more pressing than ever, we must increase our capacity to pursue that mission.

WikiWatershed® Wins Green Stormwater Infrastructure Award

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The Excellence in GSI Award recognizes work in the Greater Philadelphia region celebrating a nature-based approach to stormwater management.

Volunteers Plant 1,500 Trees for National Volunteer Week

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The Stroud Center celebrated National Volunteer Week by planting six acres adjacent to a tributary of White Clay Creek at the Brandywine Polo Club.

Most-Used Pesticides Pose Unknown Threat to Waterways, Subject of New Study

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Approximately 95 percent of a neonicotinoid application washes into soil, streams, lakes, and elsewhere into the surrounding environment.

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WHYY Airs Stories From the Streams

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The series shows how scientists, educators, and private citizens are working every day to maintain the quality of the water that sustains 15 million people.

$1 Million Challenge Grant to Benefit the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director’s Fund

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Honoring Bern’s long career at the Stroud Center while ensuring the legacy of his dedication to global research, education, and watershed restoration.

American Rivers Receives Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

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In 2018 alone, American Rivers removed 13 outdated dams, restored more than 400 miles of rivers, and protected more than 300 miles of wild rivers.

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Stroud, PECO, and Kennett Schools Bring STEM to Students

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The after-school program provided students with safe, structured, meaningful, and fun activities that promote learning and growth at no cost to the parents.

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“The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water” Film Premiere

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The 26-minute documentary film, produced by Natural Light Films of Lancaster, tells how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.