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You can take pride in knowing that you are supporting freshwater research, environmental education, and watershed restoration. The Stroud Center’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it  the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Friends receive our e-newsannual reports, and invitations to special events.

Future of Fresh Water Initiative

Goal: $20 Million

Nowhere else in the world is there an organization like Stroud Water Research Center, which has focused on understanding, preserving, and protecting fresh water since 1967. To strengthen ongoing research and to expand community empowerment programs to protect clean fresh water regionally and around the world, the Stroud Center has announced its Future of Fresh Water Initiative.

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Please contact a member of the Development department with questions about how you can support the Stroud Center.

Rebecca Duczkowski

Rebecca Duczkowski

Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Watershed Restoration Assistant
Kristine Lisi

Kristine Lisi

Director of Development
Jessica Provinski

Jessica Provinski

Associate Director of Special Events and Corporate Relations
David Reinfeld

David Reinfeld

Director of Campaign Programs and Major Gifts

Development News

Farmer showing health soil in a field

Postdoctoral Associate in Microbial Soil Health and Water Quality

The Stroud Center is searching for a postdoctoral associate to study the impacts of agricultural cropping and conservation practices on ... Read More
Ensuring Programmatic and Research Stability During Uncertain Times

Ensuring Programmatic and Research Stability During Uncertain Times

We have come a long way since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic but our financial losses of program fees ... Read More
Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

The health and safety of our staff and community are of utmost concern and we are closely monitoring the coronavirus ... Read More
A Message From Dave Arscott, Executive Director of Stroud Water Research Center

A Message From Dave Arscott, Executive Director of Stroud Water Research Center

We need to embrace this moment of massive awareness as our window of opportunity to take genuine action and to ... Read More
Delaware River Webinar Series Announced

Delaware River Webinar Series Announced

The Delaware River was named 2020 River of the Year by American Rivers for its progress in improving water quality, ... Read More
Why I Give to the Future of Fresh Water Initiative: Nathan Hayward III

Why I Give to the Future of Fresh Water Initiative: Nathan Hayward III

“Life, as we know it, depends on water. The Stroud Center was founded to learn all we can about ways ... Read More
Why I Give to the Future of Fresh Water Initiative: Penny Wilson

Why I Give to the Future of Fresh Water Initiative: Penny Wilson

“Thanks to the Future of Fresh Water Initiative, the public is being educated, awareness is being heightened, and streams are ... Read More
Pursuing Our Mission While Social Distancing

Pursuing Our Mission While Social Distancing

Our campus is quiet right now, but we want to assure you that we’re continuing our work during these challenging ... Read More
BB&T, Now Truist, Renews Its EITC Support

BB&T, Now Truist, Renews Its EITC Support

EITC funds enable us to offer field trips, school programs, and professional development at no or low cost to Pennsylvania ... Read More
Strengthening Our Capacity for Global Freshwater Conservation and Restoration

Strengthening Our Capacity for Global Freshwater Conservation and Restoration

Our remaining goal for the Future of Fresh Water Initiative is $11 million and an investment from you in our ... Read More

Join the Clean Water Paddle Push!

When: August 1–16
Where: A body of water near you!

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

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