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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


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.


STREAM Girls Goes Virtual!


This special COVID-19 hybrid model will blend online instruction with remote activities led by families or troops at home or in nearby nature.

Fore Fresh Water Golf Invitational

Hit the links with us as we tee off “fore” fresh water at our 6th Annual Golf Invitational. Your participation helps support the Stroud Center’s freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration efforts.

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.

Riparian Buffer Mini-Arboretum Tour

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA

In the interest of testing new plants that could further enhance riparian areas, we've planted a wide selection of lesser-known native trees and shrubs, provided by our friends at Octoraro Native Plant Nursery.


Camp Quiet Thunder

A Brandywine Watershed outdoor adventure, exploration and discovery day camp experience for Chester County youth in grades 4-6.


Your Land and Legacy: Resources for Agricultural Landowners

This free, 1-hour webinar will provide information for non-operating agricultural landowners to enable better planning and coordination with their farm operators to enhance soil health, soil and water conservation, and improved crop productivity.


Plastic Free July

We’re celebrating Plastic Free July by asking everyone to get out and clean up their watershed! Log your hours and the amount of trash you cleaned up to be in the running for fun prizes.

Chukkas, Caddisflies, and Chapeaus

Brandywine Polo Club 232 Polo Road, Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania

Enjoy an afternoon at one of the oldest polo clubs on the East Coast. Guests will enjoy food, drinks, games, and commentary by experts to learn more about the exciting sport of polo.

$75 – $400 Mini-Walkthrough

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA

In this in-person mini-walkthrough session, you’ll dive right into the website’s many engaging tools that bring you into the magic of freshwater macroinvertebrates!

Free Educator Training

Learn how this open educational resource can support macroinvertebrate identification training with volunteers and students to improve confidence, accuracy, and engagement.

Clean Water Paddle Push

Grab your paddleboard, canoe, kayak, or inner tube and hit a body of water near you during our second annual celebration of water, the earth’s most vital natural resource.

Free Introduction to Canoeing and Fishing

New to boating and/or fishing? Join us for a FREE opportunity to learn about canoeing and/or fishing from experts at Stroud Water Research Center, Marsh Creek State Park, and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Teaching Sustainability: Local Resources and the MWEE Framework

This free hybrid training will explore water, waste, sustainability, recycling, and the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) framework to help educators connect K-12 students to sustainable concepts and local water and waste management resources.

Soil Health Field Day at Stroud Preserve

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


[Webinar] Leaf Pack Through the Ages!


Learn from Leaf Pack Network® “superstars” as educators and partners share tips and tricks of engaging students in the Leaf Pack Network.


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

Volunteer Event: Tree Planting

Help us plant trees for healthy streams! We will be planting trees on approximately three acres along a tributary of Doe Run.

Volunteer Event: Stone Mulching

We are looking for volunteers to help us add stone mulch at the base of newly planted trees to protect them from plant competition and ensure survivability.

Crafty As a Caddisfly: Brownie Bugs Badge

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA

Did you know that creeping, crawling insects are some of the most SPOOKTACULAR storytellers of our streams? Brownies, get your boots wet this Halloween weekend to earn your Bug Badge!


MWEE Workshop for School Administrators

Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA

Are you a K-12 school administrator passionate about supporting watershed education? Become a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Ambassador!


Return of the STREAM Girls!


We're bringing the STREAM to the screen during Return of the STREAM Girls, FREE virtual evenings for tweens and teens who previously participated in any STREAM Girls program anywhere in Pennsylvania!


[CANCELED] Return of the STREAM Girls!

The Wednesday program has been CANCELED due to low interest in the weekday program option. The program will only be offered on Sunday.

Give the Gift of Fresh Water

As you give thanks for the gifts in your life, we invite you to give the gift of water. Clean drinking water, good health, happy trout, productive soil, clean air, the simple joys of swimming, boating, fishing — our healthy freshwater ecosystems make these and so many other things possible.

Your donation today will help preserve and protect
the future of fresh water.