Menu

Subscribe to E-News

Press Releases

Rittenhouse Builders Partners with the Stroud Center to Renovate Outdoor Isotope Lab
Rittenhouse Builders Partners with the Stroud Center to Renovate Outdoor Isotope Lab
The Stroud Center announces a generous gift-in-kind partnership from Rittenhouse Builders to provide vital renovations of the outdoor isotope laboratory ... Read More
PA Task Force to Boost Environmental Education, Stewardship
PA Task Force to Boost Environmental Education, Stewardship
Chesapeake Bay cleanup and Pennsylvania watersheds aided by NOAA-funded task force to increase environmental literacy ... Read More
Volunteers Plant 1,000 Trees in Coatesville
Volunteers Plant 1,000 Trees in Coatesville
The Stroud Center and the Brandywine Conservancy hosted a tree planting on a farm that was once the northern base ... Read More
Axalta and Stroud Water Research Center Host a Day of Education for Budding STEM Scholars
Axalta and Stroud Water Research Center Host a Day of Education for Budding STEM Scholars
Axalta Coating Systems partnered with the Stroud Center to host students from Young Men and Women in Charge for a ... Read More
Prince of Monaco: “Water Should Bring Us Together.”
Prince of Monaco: “Water Should Bring Us Together.”
Prince Albert II of Monaco accepted the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence as the Stroud Center celebrated 50 years of ... Read More
Prince Albert to Receive Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence
Prince Albert to Receive Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to receive Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence on September 17 at Winterthur ... Read More
Drivers Rally for Fresh Water
Drivers Rally for Fresh Water
Car enthusiasts supported clean water on an 80-mile scenic journey in Chester and Lancaster counties ... Read More
Arscott Takes Reins as Stroud Center's Executive Director
Arscott Takes Reins as Stroud Center’s Executive Director
Stroud Center promotes Dave Arscott to executive director and Bern Sweeney to distinguished research scientist ... Read More
Award-Winning Web Toolkit Helps Protect Fresh Water
Award-Winning Web Toolkit Helps Protect Fresh Water
The WikiWatershed toolkit was awarded the 2017 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ... Read More
Volunteers Plant 1,140 Trees for National Volunteer Week
Volunteers Plant 1,140 Trees for National Volunteer Week
The Stroud Center celebrated National Volunteer Week with help from Exelon Generation, BB&T, Cheshire Hunt Conservancy, Colonial Pipeline, Dansko, Hugh ... Read More
Eagle Scout Honored for Design of Outdoor Education Kiosk
Eagle Scout Honored for Design of Outdoor Education Kiosk
Payton Shonk was honored for his Eagle Scout project, an education kiosk, at the Stroud Center's dedication of a new ... Read More
Celebrating National Park Service’s Commitment to Fresh Water
Celebrating National Park Service’s Commitment to Fresh Water
Director Jarvis reflected upon the NPS's focus on the future as it enters its second century stewarding our country’s natural ... Read More
Fostering Community Partnerships Through STEM Education
Fostering Community Partnerships Through STEM Education
Students from Serviam Girls Academy spent a day learning about water-quality indicators as part of the Stroud Center’s award-winning stream ... Read More
C-SAW Offers Free Assistance for Cleaner Water Resources
C-SAW Offers Free Assistance for Cleaner Water Resources
Conservation orgs may receive free technical assistance from the Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds through a Growing Greener grant ... Read More
National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to Receive SAFE Award
National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to Receive SAFE Award
On the centennial anniversary of one of America’s greatest treasures, the SAFE Water Award will be presented to the National ... Read More
Volunteers to Monitor Threats to Water for 15 Million People
Volunteers to Monitor Threats to Water for 15 Million People
Stroud Center Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Boost Citizen-Science Water-Quality Monitoring in Delaware River Basin ... Read More
Crayfish May Help Restore Dirty Streams, Study Finds
Crayfish May Help Restore Dirty Streams, Study Finds
Stroud Water Research Center study finds crayfish may benefit insects, reduce sediment settling in impaired streams ... Read More
Clean, Fresh Water Essential to Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness
Clean, Fresh Water Essential to Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness
Stroud Water Research Center and Waterkeeper Alliance will help the tiny Himalayan nation test and monitor its freshwater resources ... Read More
Stroud Center Scientist Takes “Rotator” Post at National Science Foundation
Stroud Center Scientist Takes “Rotator” Post at National Science Foundation
Louis A. Kaplan, Ph.D., accepted a one-year appointment as a visiting scientist at the federal agency that funds innovative scientific ... Read More
Study Will Investigate Storm Impacts on Fresh Water
Study Will Investigate Storm Impacts on Fresh Water
The Stroud Center will measure the huge amount sediment-associated nitrogen flushed downstream during intense storms, and investigate what happens to ... Read More
Court Ruling a Victory for Chesapeake Bay
Court Ruling a Victory for Chesapeake Bay
Cleaning up the bay and its tributaries will improve the lives of 17 million people who live in the Chesapeake ... Read More
Alexandra Cousteau to Receive SAFE Award
Alexandra Cousteau to Receive SAFE Award
The Stroud Center will confer the 2015 Freshwater Excellence Award to Cousteau on November 19 during its annual Water's Edge ... Read More
Science, Not Politics, Should Guide Clean Water Act Clarification
Science, Not Politics, Should Guide Clean Water Act Clarification
On May 19, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on a bill which would require ... Read More
Stroud Center Honored with Two Conservation Awards
Stroud Center Honored with Two Conservation Awards
Berks County Conservation District gave Sweeney its Conservation Individual of the Year Award and Lancaster County Conservation District gave Stroud ... Read More
Delaware River Basin Deserves Federal Protection
Delaware River Basin Deserves Federal Protection
Stroud Water Research Center applauds reintroduction of Delaware River Basin Conservation Act ... Read More
Public Outreach Wing Dedication Honors Dansko Co-Founders
Public Outreach Wing Dedication Honors Dansko Co-Founders
Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup have been generous, long-term supporters of Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Stroud Center Gets Award for Environmental Education Programs
Stroud Center Gets Award for Environmental Education Programs
The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators gives Stroud Water Research Center the Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award ... Read More
New Board Members Help Stroud Center Advance Mission
New Board Members Help Stroud Center Advance Mission
Stroud Water Research Center welcomes C. Bland Dickey and Porter Schutt to its board of directors ... Read More
Grant Supports Total Watershed Restoration to Reduce Flooding, Improve Habitat
Grant Supports Total Watershed Restoration to Reduce Flooding, Improve Habitat
The Stroud Center will restore Sharitz Run, a tributary to Doe Run in the headwaters of the Brandywine Creek near ... Read More
Grant Funds Expansion of Watershed Modeling Website
Grant Funds Expansion of Watershed Modeling Website
The expanded module will help high school students across the country learn how land use impacts freshwater quality in their ... Read More
Environmental Monitoring Web Community to be Launched
Environmental Monitoring Web Community to be Launched
The goal is to create a community that shares ideas to accelerate the development of easy-to-use, open-source approaches to environmental ... Read More
Scientist Honored for Service to Water Sciences Community
Scientist Honored for Service to Water Sciences Community
Anthony Aufdenkampe, Ph.D., was recognized for his national leadership and community building for the Critical Zone Observatory network ... Read More
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Receive SAFE Award
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Receive SAFE Award
MEDIA ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Beverly M. Payton, Communications Director (w) 610-268-2153 x ... Read More
Visually Striking Documentary about Water to be Screened
Visually Striking Documentary about Water to be Screened
The thought-provoking documentary “Watermark” explores how humanity has shaped, manipulated, and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources ... Read More
Workshop Set for Berks County Farmers
Workshop Set for Berks County Farmers
Berks County Conservation District and Stroud Water Research Center will be showcasing Best Management Practices and funding sources at Spring ... Read More
Teaming Up to Enhance Chester County Agriculture, Water Quality
Teaming Up to Enhance Chester County Agriculture, Water Quality
Stroud Water Research Center and the Chester County Conservation District will develop conservation and restoration plans for area farms ... Read More
Study: 100-Foot Wide Forest Keeps Streams Healthy
Study: 100-Foot Wide Forest Keeps Streams Healthy
New literature review shows streamside forest buffers should be at least 100 feet wide on each side to protect freshwater ... Read More
Los biólogos realizan experimentos para evaluar la salud de los arroyos del Perú
Los biólogos realizan experimentos para evaluar la salud de los arroyos del Perú
El Centro Amazónico de Educación Ambiental e Investigación (ACEER) y el Centro de Investigación del Agua Stroud presentarán seminarios para ... Read More
Sialidae (alderflies)
$2 Million Kick-Starts Stroud Center’s Work in Delaware River
46 environmental organizations will collaborate to monitor, protect, and restore critical freshwater sources for 15 million people from upstate New ... Read More
Earth Week Presentation on Stream Fish Ecology
Earth Week Presentation on Stream Fish Ecology
Learn how you can help improve freshwater ecosystems by monitoring fish populations, educating the public, and expanding stream restoration efforts ... Read More
Students Learn Fish Grow on Trees
Students Learn Fish Grow on Trees
Students raised trout from eggs, monitored tank water quality, recorded fish behavior, engaged in stream studies, and learned to appreciate ... Read More
Scientist to Deliver Healthy Streams Program for Area Farmers
Scientist to Deliver Healthy Streams Program for Area Farmers
Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D., director of Stroud Water Research Center, will present information about streams and how they can be improved ... Read More
Workshops: Farms for Food, Clean Water, and Healthy Streams
Workshops: Farms for Food, Clean Water, and Healthy Streams
An opportunity for farmers and rural landowners to learn how conservation projects and forested buffers can restore their streams to ... Read More
Free Event to Focus on Conservation and Animal Health
Free Event to Focus on Conservation and Animal Health
The Stroud Center is hosting a presentation for equine farm managers focused on conservation planning, stream ecology, and animal deworming ... Read More
Applicants Requested for Farm Stewardship Program
Applicants Requested for Farm Stewardship Program
The Stroud Center's Farm Stewardship Program helps landowners plan, fund, and implement conservation practices for long-term farm stewardship ... Read More
NOAA Leaders Sullivan, Lubchenco Honored for Freshwater Stewardship
NOAA Leaders Sullivan, Lubchenco Honored for Freshwater Stewardship
Jane Lubchenco, former Under Secretary of Commerce for the National Oceans and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), and Kathryn Sullivan, Under Secretary ... Read More
Sweeney Receives Forest Champion Lifetime Achievement Award
Sweeney Receives Forest Champion Lifetime Achievement Award
Sweeney was honored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the U.S. Forest Service at the opening ceremonies of ... Read More
Stroud Scientist to Advise U.S. Army Corps on Environmental Impacts
Stroud Scientist to Advise U.S. Army Corps on Environmental Impacts
Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., has been appointed by Secretary of Defense Hagel to serve on the Environmental Advisory Board to the ... Read More
Leaf Pack Connects Students with Nature
Leaf Pack Connects Students with Nature
Stroud Water Research Center partners with National Wildlife Federation to provide classrooms with powerful stream and water testing tool ... Read More
Moorhead Environmental Complex Achieves LEED® Platinum
Moorhead Environmental Complex Achieves LEED® Platinum
By conserving energy and water, LEED® certified buildings save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a healthier environment ... Read More
New Watershed Restoration Group to Ensure Water Quality
New Watershed Restoration Group to Ensure Water Quality
Group will bring our mission full circle by sharing knowledge of best management practices and helping landowners and stakeholders to ... Read More
Seminar Series Investigates Laws Protecting Fresh Water
Seminar Series Investigates Laws Protecting Fresh Water
Stroud Center scientist John K. Jackson, Ph.D., will explore whether environmental laws are protecting our streams and rivers ... Read More
Seminars to Address Hot Topics in Watershed Science and Education
Seminars to Address Hot Topics in Watershed Science and Education
The lecture series gives the public the chance to learn how watershed science and education are tackling water-related challenges ... Read More
Stroud Water Research Center Dedicates “Green” Building
Stroud Water Research Center Dedicates “Green” Building
The building provides opportunities for educators to discuss the various features such as photovoltaic panels, rainwater capture, geothermal heat, and ... Read More
Film Festival to Benefit Stroud Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Film Festival to Benefit Stroud Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
This is the fifth year for the film festival which is designed to educate, entertain and inspire through award-winning animations, ... Read More
Olivia Newton-John, John Easterling Honored for Role in Amazon Conservation
Olivia Newton-John, John Easterling Honored for Role in Amazon Conservation
The Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence is awarded to those who contribute broadly to the conservation and protection of fresh ... Read More
Stroud Center Projects Featured at National STEM Event
Stroud Center Projects Featured at National STEM Event
The hands-on interactive nature of the Model My Watershed® and Critical Zone Observatory projects received considerable attention from both speakers ... Read More
Stroud Center Awarded Grant to Study Meta-Ecosystems
Stroud Center Awarded Grant to Study Meta-Ecosystems
Scientists are using new knowledge to provide an update of the River Continuum Concept and develop a broad model of ... Read More
Scientists to Collect Water Quality and Climate Change Data From Hurricane Irene
Scientists to Collect Water Quality and Climate Change Data From Hurricane Irene
Hurricane data could reveal much about how soil erosion into rivers might bury carbon and sequester it from acting as ... Read More
Stroud Center Awarded Grant to Study Agricultural Contaminants
Stroud Center Awarded Grant to Study Agricultural Contaminants
Pesticides and other contaminants from agriculture pose an unknown threat to the Rio Sierpe ecosystem and to humans who eat ... Read More
Brandywine Trek Helps Students Spur Freshwater Stewardship
Brandywine Trek Helps Students Spur Freshwater Stewardship
The trek educates students about the importance of the Brandywine River and fosters understanding of the need to implement good ... Read More
Coatesville Students Prepare for Brandywine Trek
Coatesville Students Prepare for Brandywine Trek
Students will learn skills they will need this summer when they will embark on a weeklong journey, by foot and ... Read More
NSF Funds Study of Landscape Restoration Effects on Stream
A study of the long-term impacts on streams after landscape restoration has never been done before. The grant will provide ... Read More
Film Festival to benefit Stroud Center on February 24, 2011
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival opens the door for audiences to learn about their environment and how to engage ... Read More
Dr. Peter Gleick to Speak at  The Water’s Edge Gala
Dr. Peter Gleick to Speak at The Water’s Edge Gala
Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute which is dedicated to fostering environmental protection, economic development, and social ... Read More
Sweeney Receives Distinguished Service Award
The North American Benthological Society awarded the director of the Stroud Center its Distinguished Service Award at its Annual Meeting ... Read More
Sweeney Accepts Honorary Garden Club of America Membership
GCA honored Dr. Bernard W. Sweeney for his outstanding and continuing research on streamside forest and river ecosystems ... Read More
Stroud Center to Host a Sustainable Feast on June 18, 2010
Diners will be treated to a sumptuous, multi-course meal created from the bounty of our local Chester County farmers and ... Read More
National Geographic Explorer in Residence to Speak
National Geographic Explorer in Residence to Speak
Wade Davis has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s ... Read More
Stroud Center to Host Film Festival on February 11, 2010
“These films provide us with an important platform to show how water is at the heart of almost every environmental ... Read More
Critical Zone Observatory Seeks to Answer Climate Change Questions
Critical Zone Observatory Seeks to Answer Climate Change Questions
Project aims to determine how soil erosion and sediment transport through rivers impact carbon exchange between land and atmosphere, and ... Read More
Ian Hutton to Speak at The Water’s Edge Gala
Ian Hutton to Speak at The Water’s Edge Gala
Hutton is an island naturalist, conservationist, researcher, ecotourism pioneer, photographer, and the keeper of Lord Howe Island in the South ... Read More
Scientists Argue Climate Change Mitigation Strategies Fall Short, Ignoring Significant Carbon Cycling Processes of Inland Waters
Scientists Argue Climate Change Mitigation Strategies Fall Short, Ignoring Significant Carbon Cycling Processes of Inland Waters
Streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands play an important role in the carbon cycle that is unaccounted for in conventional ... Read More
Director Sweeney to Lead Freshwater Surveillance Group
The International Barcode of Life project has appointed Dr. Bernard W. Sweeney, Director of the Stroud Center, to head its ... Read More
Al Fresco Feast to Celebrate Local Sustainable Agriculture
Al Fresco Feast to Celebrate Local Sustainable Agriculture
The feast will draw the connection between the requirements for clean, fresh water and a healthy watershed to produce our ... Read More
Schuylkill Sojourn Gives Paddlers a Glimpse into the World Below Their Kayaks
Sojourners will be joined by scientists from the Stroud Center, who will give presentations about the river environment at lunch ... Read More
Celebrated Photographer, Educator, and Activist to Speak
On Thursday, April 9, 2009, Subhankar Banerjee will present "Land as Home: Vision for an Eco-Culturally Sustainable Arctic." ... Read More
Dr. David Arscott Joins the Stroud Center as Assistant Director
Dr. David Arscott Joins the Stroud Center as Assistant Director
Arscott brings a breadth of expertise in the fields of aquatic macroinvertebrates, ecohydrology, biosecurity (invasive species) and water allocation issues ... Read More
Adventurer, National Geographic Photographer to Speak
Adventurer, National Geographic Photographer to Speak
On Wednesday, March 11, 2009, Stroud Water Research Center’s education department will present "The Power of Photography: An Evening with ... Read More
Environmental Film Festival to Benefit the Stroud Center
Stroud Water Research Center, will host the nationally acclaimed Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Thursday, February 12, 2009 ... Read More
Sweeney to Address Farming for the Future Conference
Sweeney to Address Farming for the Future Conference
Stroud Center Director Bern Sweeney will underscore the critical connection between our “foodsheds” and the health of the “watersheds” in ... Read More
Stroud Center to Host Week-Long Spanish-Language Workshop
Stroud Center to Host Week-Long Spanish-Language Workshop
Workshop participants from Central and South America will test drive the Spanish-language version of the Leaf Pack Experiment Stream Ecology ... Read More
Flip Nicklin to Speak at the Stroud Center’s Water’s Edge Gala
Flip Nicklin to Speak at the Stroud Center’s Water’s Edge Gala
Nicklin, a National Geographic contributing photographer and the foremost underwater photographer in the world, will present “Whales, A Changing View.” ... Read More
Local School, Stroud Center Kick Off World Water Monitoring Month
Avon Grove Charter School and the Stroud Center will hold a public event to enlist community members in monitoring the ... Read More
Fish Ecologist and Geneticist Joins the Stroud Center
Fish Ecologist and Geneticist Joins the Stroud Center
Eldridge’s research is concerned with understanding and conserving the genetic diversity that is necessary for fish to adapt to changing ... Read More
Taking Stock of New York City’s Drinking Water
On May 15th 2008, the New York Academy of Sciences will host an event to address the impact of the ... Read More
Trail Creek Outfitters to Sponsor Acclaimed Film Festival
The evening of short, independent films will cover the gamut of environmental issues and include several films based on the ... Read More
Stroud Center and Community Members to Plant 500 Trees
Tree planting is part of ongoing research to understand how to maximize the survivorship and growth of small seedlings used ... Read More
Liz Walker to Speak at Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture
Ms. Walker’s lecture is entitled "EcoVillages: Pioneering a Sustainable Future by Conserving Land, Water, and Fossil Fuels." ... Read More
Following New York City’s Drinking Water from Source to Tap
High school students from the New York Harbor School in Brooklyn and Sidney High School in Delaware County embarked on ... Read More
First National Bank of Chester County Contributes $5,000 for Educational Programs
The funding helps provide teacher workshops and student programs to regional school districts who might not otherwise be able to ... Read More
Stroud Center Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
For 40 years, Stroud Water Research Center has worked to discover ways to preserve, restore, and protect fresh water for ... Read More
Stroud Water Research Center Names New Education Director
Dr. Gill's mission is to expand educational programs and attract new audiences while “making science accessible in a way that ... Read More
Tioga County EPA Grant to Study Effects of Acid Mine Drainage
Stroud Center scientists will investigate the relationship between acid mine drainage and the ability of streams to process nitrogen and ... Read More
Director Sweeney Honored with Garden Club of America Award
Director Sweeney Honored with Garden Club of America Award
Sweeney was awarded the Margaret Douglas Medal for "notable service to the cause of conservation education" by the Garden Club ... Read More
Director Bern Sweeney Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Sweeney was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for his outstanding contribution to the environmental field ... Read More
Amazon Source of 5-Year-Old River Breath
Amazon Source of 5-Year-Old River Breath
Most of the carbon being outgassed as carbon dioxide from Amazonian rivers and wetlands has spent a mere five years ... Read More
Stroud Center Receives Science Initiative Challenge Grant
Thanks to the generosity the “Friends of the Stroud Center,” we have met the Kresge Challenge to raise $1 million ... Read More
Streamside Forests Protect the World’s Fresh Water
Stroud Center scientists have discovered that streamside forests play a critical, and previously unacknowledged, role in protecting the world’s fresh ... Read More
Federal Monies Available for Planting Native Trees and Shrubs
A Riparian Buffer Consultant from the Stroud Water Research Center will create a Riparian Buffer Management Plan for interested landowners ... Read More
Stroud Center Director Receives National Conservation Award
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has named Bernard Sweeney, Ph. D., the recipient of the 2003 Excellence in Conservation Award ... Read More
Stroud Water Research Center Wins a Telly Award
Stroud Water Research Center Wins a Telly Award
Stroud Center was awarded the Telly Award for its film The Wisdom of Water, which was produced and written by ... Read More
Stroud Water Research Center Wins State Watershed Award
Stroud Water Research Center Wins State Watershed Award
Governor Tom Ridge today presented the Stroud Water Research Center of Chester County, Pa. with the Governor’s Award for Watershed ... Read More
Stroud Center Opens Nation’s Only Streamhouse
With help from renowned environmentalist, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Stroud Water Research Center plans the grand opening of the nations ... Read More