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The Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

Join us at Winterthur Museum as we honor H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco for his outstanding commitment to the environment and our natural resources, including the availability of clean fresh water.
Presenting Sponsor: Wilmington Trust
Premiere Sponsor: Alice and Rod Moorhead
Lead Sponsors: Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation ~ Blue Yak Foundation ~ Cabot-Kjellerup Foundation ~ The Curran Foundation ~ Bernard and Lisa David ~ Fresh Start Development Company ~ Dick and Meg Hayne ~ Bob and Jennifer McNeil ~ Régis and Tenley de Ramel ~ Rental City ~ Carol Ware

50 & Fabulous Party

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA

The Stroud Center is celebrating fifty years of freshwater research, education, and restoration while throwing it back to the year we were founded. Join us for a fun party highlighting the Beatles, the Mod era, and all things 1967 as we take a look at our work over the past 50 years.
“Brown Eyed Girl” Sponsor: Employee Benefit Specialist, Inc.
“I’m a Believer” Sponsors: Amy Ruth Borun ~ Gunnip and Company ~ Robert F. Johnston and S. Francesca Orsini ~ Peter Kjellerup and Mandy Cabot ~ Philadelphia Distilling ~ Victory Brewing Company

$50

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Chester County Historical Society 225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA

SOLD OUT!
Hosted by Trail Creek Outfitters to equally benefit Stroud Water Research Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Presenting Sponsor: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Gold Sponsor: Patagonia
Bronze Sponsors: Buckley, Brion, McGuire, & Morris, Attorneys at Law ~ Diver Chevrolet ~ Exelon Generation ~ Laurel Valley Soils ~ PURE Insurance

Tip Your Hat to Bern

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA

Bern officially hung up his hat as the executive director and president of Stroud Water Research Center, so we’re tipping our hats to wish him a successful retirement. Tickets can be purchased by making a gift to the Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director’s Fund at any level you wish.

Brands That Give Back Month

Trail Creek Outfitters has raised $12,000 to invest in three local non-profits: Natural Lands, Brandywine Conservancy, and Stroud Water Research Center. They will all receive a donation, but YOU get to decide how much! For the month of September, each purchase from a participating Brand that Gives Back will earn you a token to vote. A vote for the Stroud Center is a vote for clean water!

River Days

Join the Alliance for Watershed Education for events that encourage visitors to engage with their watershed and learn about the natural world around them.

World Water Monitoring Day Celebration

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA

World Water Monitoring Day aims to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by empowering citizens to carry out basic monitoring of their local water bodies. Come learn about the Stroud Center’s water monitoring work and find out how you can get involved!

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

Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster 328 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA

Celebrate Lancaster Ag Week by joining us for the premiere of this short film featuring local farmers sharing their experiences of how best management practices improve their bottom line and protect water quality in our streams and rivers.

Wine & Whiskey for Water

Sponsored by BB&T
Toast the fall season with friends as we highlight the importance of clean fresh water in creating delicious indulgences including Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey, Vox Vineti wine, The Farm at Doe Run cheeses, and Éclat Chocolate.

The Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of the 2018 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

Winterthur Museum 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE

Presenting Sponsor: Wilmington Trust
Join us at our gala as we present the 2018 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence to American Rivers and its president and CEO, Wm. Robert Irvin. For the last 45 years, American Rivers has combined national advocacy with fieldwork in key river basins to protect fresh water.

Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA

Sponsored by Farm Credit
Join us for this short film featuring local farmers sharing how best management practices improve their bottom line and protect water quality. Weather update: forecasts indicate that precipitation will not begin until after 9 p.m. We will hold the event as planned and will conclude by 8 p.m.

Toad&Co Sustainability Tour Visits Chester County

Sustainable apparel brand, Toad&Co, invites you to come for a beer, meet your neighbors, and learn how you can save the planet. 5% of the purchase price of apparel sold during the Chester County portion of their tour will be donated to the Stroud Center!

White Clay Creek Fest

Enjoy live music, children’s activities, exhibits, vendors, hikes, and good food as we celebrate the many ways to enjoy and protect the White Clay Creek.

Willowdale Steeplechase

Join us for a day of world-class steeplechase racing to benefit the Stroud Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, and Quest Therapeutic Services. Stop by Kid’s Alley to visit our education team and see live stream critters!

Rodale Institute Organic Field Day

Join Rodale Institute’s researchers and staff to learn about the latest research and visit demonstration stations on the farm. Visit Stroud Center scientists at the soil and water-quality project station!

Dine Out for Fresh Water

Enjoy a meal at Sovana Bistro and a portion of your check will benefit our freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration efforts. 

Trails to Tailgates

Enjoy cocktails at the beautiful and historic Lucky Hill Farm before taking a short hike with Stroud Center scientists to the Stroud Preserve to learn about a six-year project in partnership with the Rodale Institute.

Scientist on Tap

Victory Brewing Company (Parkesburg) 3127 Lower Valley Rd, Parkesburg, PA

John Jackson, Ph.D., and Lamonte Garber will discuss the health and restoration efforts of Valley Creek and the surrounding watersheds while we enjoy locally made Victory beer.

Dine to Donate With Victory Brewing Company (Kennett Square)

Victory Brewing Company (Kennett Square) 650 W Cypress Street, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Mention Stroud Water Research Center to your server or bartender and 15% of your total bill will be donated to support our efforts. Because you can't have great beer without clean water!

Dine to Donate With Victory Brewing (Parkesburg)

Victory Brewing Company (Parkesburg) 3127 Lower Valley Rd, Parkesburg, PA

Mention Stroud Water Research Center to your server or bartender and 15% of your total bill will be donated to support our efforts. Because you can't have great beer without clean water!

Virtual Silent Auction “FORE” Fresh Water

Online

From great adventures to sports tickets, we've got you covered! Keep checking back, items will be added continuously. The auction will close at 6 p.m on Wednesday, September 23.

Flow of Life: 2020 Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture

Virtual

Join us from your couch for a screening of a new documentary about Stroud Water Research Center. This exclusive event will include live Q&A with producer and award-winning journalist, Jody Santos.

Trail Creek Outfitters’ 1% for Conservation

Trail Creek Outfitters 487 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Trail Creek Outfitters is donating 1% of all February sales, online and at their Glen Eagle store, to the Stroud Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County!

Earth Day Celebration

Join us from anywhere in the world for a webinar exploring the intersection of art and science. And if you’re in southeastern Pennsylvania, join us outside for a volunteer event!

White Clay Creek Fest

Virtual

The 2021 Creek Fest celebration will be hosted virtually during the entire month of May! There will be a virtual watershed tour in place of the live event.

Free

Lancaster Water Week

Hike, bike, paddle, or tune in from home for over 20 events during Lancaster Water Week! Celebrate our waterways and take action to protect them for the future.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Myrick Conservation Center 1760 Unionville-Wawaset Road, West Chester, Pennsylvania

This year’s festival offers both in-person and virtual ticket options.​ Gate opens at 5 p.m. Films begin at 7 p.m.

$25 – $80