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Rebecca Duczkowski

Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Watershed Restoration Assistant
Jessica Provinski

Jessica Provinski

Director of Development
Nicole Wickenhauser

Nicole Wickenhauser

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Institutional Advancement

Development News

The Farm at Doe Run staff pose with the ribbons awarded to their cheeses.
Makers of Popular Mayfly Cheese Win at Farm Show
The Farm at Doe Run produces some of Pennsylvania's most sought-after creative cheeses, including the Mayfly, a Camembert-style cheese with a bloomy rind.
A scene from the film Hidden Rivers showing a hellbender salamander eating a fish.
Hidden Rivers and Its Filmmaker Captivate Audiences
The man behind Freshwaters Illustrated inspired guests of a recent Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture and local students to protect freshwater ecosystems.
Jessica Provinski, Isayas Dorsey, and Rebecca Duczkowski in holiday garb.
Meet the Intern: Isayas Dorsey
Isayas is willing to jump in to help with a task no matter how large or small. The Stroud Center has been fortunate to have him as an intern.
Staff from First Resource Bank and the Stroud Center hold an oversized check representing a donation.
First Resource Bank Boosts Its Support of Education Programming
Thanks to First Resource Bank for their $3,500 donation to our environmental education program through an Earned Income Tax Credit contribution.
Nature's Best Hope Science Seminar Featuring Doug Tallamy, Ph.D.
We Are Nature’s Best Hope: An Interview with Doug Tallamy
The scientist, author, and native plants advocate recently described how replacing lawn is necessary for supporting wildlife and food production.
Michael Mann receives 2022 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence from Executive Director David Arscott.
Stroud Water Research Center Honors Michael E. Mann, Ph.D., Leading Climate Scientist and Author
To share his knowledge and warn the public about climate change, Mann has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and five books.