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In 2018 alone, American Rivers removed 13 outdated dams, restored more than 400 miles of rivers, and protected more than 300 miles of wild rivers.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

Grand prize winner at the 2018 Road Rally for Fresh Water

Car Enthusiasts Explore Chester County Watersheds in Support of Clean Fresh Water

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The rain didn’t stop the second annual Road Rally as drivers counted bodies of water and restoration sites while answering clues about the region’s history.

Volunteers Plant Nearly 1,000 Trees for National Volunteer Week

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Stroud Water Research Center restored 2.75 acres along two swales that transport rain water into a major tributary of the Brandywine River, which eventually flows downstream to provide drinking water for the city of Wilmington.

“Muddy Boots Fund” Created to Benefit Boy Scouts and Stroud Center

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As a result of a generous gift from brothers Greg, Barry, Keith, and Ray Bentley, the Chester County Council Boy Scouts of America and the Stroud Center are expanding their partnership to offer additional outdoor and environmental STEM programs.