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
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
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
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
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.
Canceled! Family Movie Night: Christmas in July
Sorry, this event has been canceled due to the forecast of stormy weather.
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!
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
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”
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
What started 13 years ago as an evening of inspirational shorts has become a much-anticipated two-night production featuring some of the favorite films of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the United States, with proceeds equally benefiting Stroud Water Research Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County.
[CANCELED] W.C. Rustin Earth Day 5K and Walk
This event has been canceled for 2020. The organizers hope to hold it in 2021!