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Three people identifying live aquatic macroinvertebrates.

Earning a “Master’s” in Watershed Stewardship

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How Penn State Extension launched one of the most successful volunteer training programs in the U.S. and revived struggling local watershed groups.

Three people next to a replica of the Nancy Grace Roman space telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Looking Back at Earth and Its Fresh Water From Space

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All-star community science volunteers visit Goddard Space Flight Center and learn what NASA satellite data reveals about threats to streams.

Lawrenceville School Partnership for Student Water Quality Monitoring of Shipetaukin Creek

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Educators are partnering with The Lawrenceville School to create and implement opportunities for students to study water quality impacts on the school campus using EnviroDIY™ Monitoring Stations. Funded by: Fair…

Volunteers at the Darby Creek salt snapshot.

We, the Community Scientists

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People in the Delaware River Watershed are joining forces and collecting data to protect the vital freshwater resources that sustain their communities.

Rachel Johnson standing between two EnviroDIY Monitoring Stations.

A Dream Come True: Rachel Johnson Takes on New Role at the Stroud Center

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She found a purpose making water data accessible. Now she’s pursuing graduate research in the watershed where she empowered community scientists.

Rachel Johnson installs a sensor bundle in a streambed.

EnviroDIY in the Delaware River Basin

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Watch this video to learn about the progress made through the Stroud Center’s community science project.

A hand holding a chloride test strip near a creek.

Why Volunteers Are Tracking Down Road Salt in Streams

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With help from the Stroud Center, community scientists and watershed groups are measuring the impact of salt pollution on fresh water and taking action.

Rachel Johnson and Dave Arscott at the Watershed Heroes event.

Stronger Together: A Nonprofit Partnership Raises Road Salt Awareness

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Stroud Water Research Center is honored to have received the Watershed Heroes Nonprofit Steward award from Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership.

Photo of three kayakers on the Schuylkill River.

What’s the Ecological Status of the Schuylkill River?

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Learn about a community science project that documented the river’s health through a volunteer survey and scientific water quality assessment.

Delaware River Watershed Initiative Community Science Phase II

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This project engages watershed residents to be active participants in efforts to document conditions across the focus areas of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. Work includes efforts to support monitoring,…