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September 2017

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

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November 2017

50 & Fabulous Party

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

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February 2018

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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

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March 2018

Tip Your Hat to Bern

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.

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July 2018

Canceled! Family Movie Night: Christmas in July

Sorry, this event has been canceled due to the forecast of stormy weather.

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September 2018

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!

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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.

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World Water Monitoring Day Celebration

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!

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October 2018

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

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.

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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.

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November 2018

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

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.

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January 2019

Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water

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.

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February 2019

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Hosted by Trail Creek Outfitters
Presenting Sponsor: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Enjoy two evenings of inspirational shorts featuring some of the favorite films from the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Tickets are sold out. Thank you!

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May 2019

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!

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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.

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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!

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July 2019

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!

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Monday Matters with Victory Brewing Company

Mention Stroud Water Research Center to your server or bartender and 15% of your total bill will be donated to support our efforts!

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August 2019

Soil Health Field Day at Stroud Preserve

Join us for in-field presentations and demonstrations about a new soil health study comparing organic, conservation, and conventional farming practices.

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September 2019

“Fore” Fresh Water Golf Invitational

Hit the links with us as we tee off “fore” fresh water at our 4th Annual Golf Invitational. Your participation helps support the Stroud Center’s freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration efforts.

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The Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of the 2019 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

The Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence recognizes an individual or organization who has made invaluable contributions to the world of fresh water. The 2019 recipient is Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters.

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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. 

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October 2019

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.

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