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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.

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…

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,…

Entomologists collect freshwater insects for a project that examines the impact of streamside restoration on water quality.

Breaking the Fall

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How the Clean Water Act changed the trajectory of America’s waterways and became a beacon for freshwater science.

56% of people surveyed stated they care about the Schuylkill River.

Is the Schuylkill River Clean and Safe? Interactive StoryMap Shows Perceptions vs. Reality

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The goal of the project is to connect residents and communities with the river and all it has to offer as a scenic and recreational destination.

Lenape Chief Dennis Coker discussing native mussels with Tara Muenz along Fork Branch in Delaware.

Lenape Community Scientists Restore Their Ancestral Watershed

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Watershed monitoring and stewardship activities will support the potential to reintroduce mussels — the most endangered and threatened freshwater faunal group in the United States.

A deicer truck spreading brine on an Oregon highway.

The Trouble With Road Salt

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Take a look at the effects of road salt on our streams and rivers and learn how volunteers and organizations are working to monitor what’s happening to their freshwater resources.

David Bressler providing C-SAW technical assistance to volunteers of the Silver Lake Nature Center.

Helping Watershed Groups Through Education and Mentorship

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The Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds has helped over 42,000 Pennsylvanians pursue watershed monitoring, protection, and restoration.

Schuylkill River Community Scientist Monitoring Project to Kick Off on World Habitat Day

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The project aims to document the current ecological status and health of the river and seeks to engage and educate a diverse set of river users and residents.