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Aerial view of dairy farm before restoration.
Stream Cleanup Project Wins Award from Lancaster County Planning
The project is part of a larger goal to fast-track the restoration of 350 miles of impaired streams in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by 2030.
A panel of local experts onstage at a Lancaster Water Week event.
Whether You Say Crick or Creek, We All Celebrate Lancaster Water Week!
From the first Friday kickoff to the last Saturday volunteer effort, it was a wonderful week as Lancaster Conservancy celebrated clean fresh water for all.
Melinda Daniels with experimental stream flumes.
Stroud Center’s Melinda Daniels Advances to Senior Research Scientist
Daniels’ fluvial geomorphology research has yielded meaningful discoveries across diverse human–environment interactions.
Aerial view of a braided wetland by U.S. EPA
Stroud Water Research Center Responds to the Sackett v. EPA Supreme Court Decision
The ruling has restricted the EPA’s jurisdiction over wetlands, and with that, its ability to protect them in accordance with the Clean Water Act.
Publication title with image of a mayfly
Resource modification by ecosystem engineers generates hotspots of stream community assembly and ecosystem function
Tumolo, B.B., L.K. Albertson, W.F. Cross, G.C. Poole, G. Davenport, M.D. Daniels, and L.S. Sklar. 2023. Ecology 104(6): e4052.
Elementary schools students use binoculars to look for birds in Philadelphia.
Celebrate Living Schoolyards Month
You can celebrate by bringing your students and lessons outdoors. If your school doesn’t have an outdoor learning space, you can create one!
Three brook trout in a stream.
Bringing Eastern Brook Trout Back to Red Clay Creek
In Pennsylvania, property owners and farmers are transforming their lands to restore a stream’s health and its native fish.
Six Stroud Center staff members at a conference.
Sharing Our Science at the National Monitoring Conference
Along with networking and learning state-of-the-art water quality monitoring techniques, we presented our research to hundreds of water quality specialists.
Elisabeth Ruschmann standing near a stream.
High School Student’s Research Shows Salt Pollution of Fresh Water Has Tripled in 20 Years
Elisabeth Ruschmann monitored water quality in her community and made an “alarming” discovery. Now she’s focused on sustainable solutions.
People stand next to a vehicle on a dirt road to admire a tropical sunset.
Costa Rica Close-Up
Take a virtual trip to Maritza Biological Station, which houses one of the world's longest continuously running data collections from tropical freshwater ecosystems.
Five girls walking in a stream.
Scientists for a Day
Students visiting the Stroud Center gather data to help answer a guiding question: “How healthy is the East Branch of White Clay Creek?”
Bern Sweeney, 2023 Society of Freshwater Science Fellow
Bern Sweeney of the Stroud Center Named Society for Freshwater Science Fellow
Under his leadership, the Stroud Center became the only independent nonprofit, nonadvocacy research institution focused solely on the study of freshwater ecosystems.