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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.

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

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

800 400 Stroud Water Research Center

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.

Victory Brewing founders holding beers in front of brewing equipment.

Water + Science = Beer

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Enjoy a conversation with the co-founders of Victory Brewing Company and Stroud Center scientists as we talk about clean fresh water and its importance in the creation of great beer!

The Viscosity Effect: A Newly Found Connection Between the Riparian Zone and Water Quality

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

A new Stroud Center study shows that the density of water plays a previously overlooked role in nutrient and carbon cycling in freshwater ecosystems.

Two scientists paddle on the Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania during an algae bloom.

New Way to Trace Algae Origins Could ID Sources of Water Pollution

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Real-time chlorophyll sensors can be used to determine the origins of algae in rivers and streams. 

A female mayfly with a ball of eggs attached to the underside of her abdomen.

The Magic of Mayflies

720 524 Stroud Water Research Center

Without any mouth parts, fully mature adult mayflies, called spinners, cannot eat, and so most live but a single day.

Publication title with image of a mayfly

A global synthesis of human impacts on the multifunctionality of streams and rivers

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Brauns, M., D.C. Allen, I.G. Boëchat, W.F. Cross, V. Ferreira, D. Graeber, C.J. Patrick, M. Peipoch, D. von Schiller, and B. Gücker. 2022. Global Change Biology, early online access.

Tour of Agriculture Trials at Natural Lands’ Stroud Preserve

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Many Chester County residents know and love Natural Lands’ Stroud Preserve, but did you know the preserve also serves as an agricultural research laboratory?