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In 2018 alone, American Rivers removed 13 outdated dams, restored more than 400 miles of rivers, and protected more than 300 miles of wild rivers.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

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Award-Winning Author to Speak on Wild and Scenic Rivers

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Join acclaimed photographer and author Tim Palmer as he inspires the audience with his stories and photos in celebration of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

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Axalta, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Stroud Water Research Center Celebrate All-Pro Teachers with a Day of STEM in the Stream

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Teachers experienced STEM education in a real-world setting giving them the tools to cultivate the next generation of freshwater stewards.

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Amazon Names the Stroud Center’s Model My Watershed a “City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge” Winner

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The Stroud Center was one of three winners in the Partners in Innovation category, along with Utility Associates and University of Münster.