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Students study fish temporarily removed from a nearby stream.
Rooted in Science
UpStream 2022, Issue #6
30 years and counting, Stroud Water Research Center’s Education Department makes cutting-edge freshwater science fun.
After 60 days in the soil, very little is left of cotton underwear, indicating good soil health.
Boxers or Briefs? As Long as They’re Cotton, They’ll Dish the Dirt on Soil
UpStream 2022, Issue #6
How does your garden grow? Anyone with a farm field, backyard garden, or lawn can find out by planting a pair of underwear!
56% of people surveyed stated they care about the Schuylkill River.
Is the Schuylkill River Clean and Safe? Interactive StoryMap Shows Perceptions vs. Reality
UpStream 2022, Issue #6
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.
On the Road to Restoration
On the Road to Restoration
UpStream 2022, Issue #5
Learn how far our watershed restoration program has come in nearly 10 years and where we’re going to help farms adopt science-based solutions that restore healthy streams.
The Viscosity Effect: A Newly Found Connection Between the Riparian Zone and Water Quality
The Viscosity Effect: A Newly Found Connection Between the Riparian Zone and Water Quality
UpStream 2022, Issue #5
A new Stroud Center study shows that the density of water plays a previously overlooked role in nutrient and carbon cycling in freshwater ecosystems.
Lenape Chief Dennis Coker discussing native mussels with Tara Muenz along Fork Branch in Delaware.
Lenape Community Scientists Restore Their Ancestral Watershed
UpStream 2022, Issue #5
Watershed monitoring and stewardship activities will support the potential to reintroduce mussels — the most endangered and threatened freshwater faunal group in the United States.
Four golfers from Constellation at the hole the company sponsored.
Great Turnout “Fore” Fresh Water
UpStream 2022, Issue #5
We are grateful to the record number of sponsors and golfers who helped to make this event so successful! Enjoy the photos, and we hope to see you next year.
A female mayfly with a ball of eggs attached to the underside of her abdomen.
The Magic of Mayflies
UpStream 2022, Issue #5
Without any mouth parts, fully mature adult mayflies, called spinners, cannot eat, and so most live but a single day.
Algal bloom in Brandywine Creek where it flows under a railroad bridge.
Who’s Polluting Our Water? Scientists’ New Way to Trace Algae Origins Could Tell Us
UpStream 2022, Issue #4
Not all algae are harmful but too much can be deadly. Why? Because when they die, the blooms feed bacteria that rob the water of oxygen. 
Introduction to the Lancaster County, Pa. Outdoor Leadership Network Initiative
Calling Lancaster County, Pa. Teachers: Join the Outdoor Leadership Network Initiative
UpStream 2022, Issue #4
Gain experience from teachers who have been teaching and engaging students in environmental literacy and action for years!
River with riparian forest
Protecting Forests, Clean Water Amid Changing Remote-Work Landscape
UpStream 2022, Issue #4
To make the case for preserving open space amid the demand for new development, it’s important to measure impact. Now scientists are doing just that.
Members of Mighty Writers—El Futuro look at aquatic insects next to the Watershed Education Mobile Lab.
Watershed on Wheels Makes a Splash at World Water Day Event
UpStream 2022, Issue #3
Families, community members, and a group of Mighty Writers gathered to learn about the world’s most precious natural resource — clean fresh water — and how to protect it.