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A deicer truck spreading brine on an Oregon highway.
The Trouble With Road Salt
Take a look at the effects of road salt on our streams and rivers and learn how volunteers and organizations are working to monitor what’s happening to their freshwater resources.
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Local environment and individuals’ beliefs: the dynamics shaping public support for sustainability policy in an agricultural landscape
Granco, G., M. Caldas, J. Bergtold, J.L. Heier Stamm, M. Mather, M. Sanderson, M. Daniels, A. Sheshukov, D. Haukos,and S. Ramsey. 2022. Journal of Environmental Management 301: 113776.
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Dynamics of bacterial communities during a seasonal hypoxia at the Bohai Sea: Coupling and response between abundant and rare populations
Wu, C., J. Kan, D.D. Narale, K. Liu, and J. Sun. 2022. Journal of Environmental Sciences 111: 324–329.
Three researchers seated on the ground and one standing collect samples from a rainfall simulator.
After the Harvest, the Rain Must Come
Researchers at Stroud Water Research Center are using a rainfall simulator to assess how farming practices affect water quality in our streams and rivers.
Four educators at a table in an outdoor pavilion learning how to use the Pocket Macros app.
On the Screen and in the Stream: Expanding Support of Adult Audiences
In addition to virtual programming, our education department offers open enrollment professional development workshops and partners closely with local school districts.
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Spatial variability in streambed microbial community structure across two watersheds
Akinwole, P., J. Kan, L.A. Kaplan, and R.H. Findlay. 2021. Microbiology Spectrum 9(3) e01972-21.
A red box with holiday ornaments, and a glass of water in the middle.
Give the Best Gift on Earth: Fresh Water
Clean drinking water, good health, plentiful trout, productive soil, the simple joys of swimming, boating, fishing — our healthy freshwater ecosystems make these and so many other things possible. 
Wills Curley in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey with the Super Bowl LII trophy.
Watershed Restoration Welcomes Wills Curley to the Team
After volunteering and then moving into a part-time role, Curley says he is ecstatic to join the Stroud Center full-time as the watershed restoration project coordinator. 
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Stroud Center Welcomes New Board Member
Rodman Moorhead IV is following in the footsteps of his father, who dedicated more than 20 years of steady leadership as chairman of the board.
Tips for Successful Grant Writing webinar
Tips for Successful Environmental and Sustainability Education Grant Proposals
In this webinar, successful grant writers and program officers of funding agencies share how to read a request for proposal, where to find grants, and other tips for success.
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Stroud Water Research Center Named Winner of 2021 Amazon Web Services Imagine Grant for Nonprofits
The Stroud Center and partner LimnoTech, Inc. will work with Amazon’s cloud computing arm to develop a portal for sharing and visualizing environmental data.