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Newly hatched mayflies resting on a tree, photo by Keith Williams.

Follow the Hatch — Aquatic Insects in Lancaster County’s Streams and Rivers

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Join John Jackson, Ph.D., of Stroud Water Research Center and Keith Williams of Lancaster Conservancy for a deep dive into the world of mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, and the many other tiny creatures that call our streams home.

A close view of green-dyed road salt on a walking path in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Who Can You Trust? Stroud Center Scientist Testifies on Threats of Road Salt to Fresh Water

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The invitation came on the heels of the Stroud Center sharing data with the Philadelphia Inquirer underlining the gravity of the road salt crisis as it affects clean fresh water.

A metal scoop full of road salt being sprinkled on pavement.

Over-Seasoned: Our Taste for Salt is Killing Our Freshwater Ecosystems

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The intense use of salt is now threatening our streams and rivers, marshes and ponds, and even groundwater — freshwater resources that were never meant to be so salty.

A large red vehicle spreads salt on a road surrounded by snowy fields.

Smart Talk About Road Salt

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Join the conversation as WITF “Smart Talk” host Scott LaMar talks with Senior Research Scientist John Jackson, Ph.D., about the trouble with road salt.

A deicer truck spreading brine on an Oregon highway.

Radio Times Explores the Growing Risks to Fresh Water From Road Salt

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Tune into Radio Times on NPR as Stroud Water Research Center Senior Scientist John Jackson, Ph.D., discusses the true cost of winter weather road salting.

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.

Four scientists collect simulated rainfall from soil in a cornfield in White Clay Creek watershed.

Saving Streams With Good Science

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Building trust in the scientific process starts with communicating our research to non-scientists. To that end, our scientists share snapshots of three long-term experiments.

Learning to See, Seeing to Learning

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This project continued to enhance the Macroinvertebrates.org. site, in addition to creating aquatic macroinvertebrate identification resources for learners, teachers, and trainers. (Project details may change over the lifespan of a…

Delaware River Watershed Initiative Phase II Work in Focus Areas

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This funding supports the Stroud Center’s Robin L. Vannote Watershed Restoration Program to participate in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative’s focus areas within the Brandywine-Christina, Middle Schuylkill, and Schuylkill Highlands…

Delaware River Watershed Initiative Citizen Science Phase II

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This project will engage 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…