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A deicer truck spreading brine on an Oregon highway.
The Trouble With Road Salt
2022 Special Issue
Our intense use of salt is threatening the health of our streams and rivers, marshes and ponds, and even groundwater. Learn how you can help.
A group of educators at the dedication of the West Chester Area School District Water Quality Education Center.
Stroud Center Partner Opens New Water Quality Education Center
Volume 2022, Issue #1
The three outdoor learning classrooms and interpretative signage will engage students, teachers, and the greater community for generations to come.
Three researchers seated on the ground and one standing collect samples from a rainfall simulator.
After the Harvest, the Rain Must Come
UpStream 2021, Issue #12
Researchers at Stroud Water Research Center are using a rainfall simulator to assess how farming practices affect water quality in our streams and rivers.
Four educators at a table in an outdoor pavilion learning how to use the Pocket Macros app.
On the Screen and in the Stream: Expanding Support of Adult Audiences
UpStream 2021, Issue #12
In addition to virtual programming, our education department offers open enrollment professional development workshops and partners closely with local school districts.
A red box with holiday ornaments, and a glass of water in the middle.
Give the Best Gift on Earth: Fresh Water
UpStream 2021, Issue #12
Clean drinking water, good health, plentiful trout, productive soil, the simple joys of swimming, boating, fishing — our healthy freshwater ecosystems make these and so many other things possible. 
Wills Curley in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey with the Super Bowl LII trophy.
Watershed Restoration Welcomes Wills Curley to the Team
UpStream 2021, Issue #12
After volunteering and then moving into a part-time role, Curley says he is ecstatic to join the Stroud Center full-time as the watershed restoration project coordinator. 
Rodman Moorhead IV in front of brightly colored artwork.
Stroud Center Welcomes New Board Member
UpStream 2021, Issue #12
Rodman Moorhead IV is following in the footsteps of his father, who dedicated more than 20 years of steady leadership as chairman of the board.
A woman demonstrates how Monitor My Watershed displays real-time data.
Stroud Water Research Center Named Winner of 2021 Amazon Web Services Imagine Grant for Nonprofits
UpStream 2021, Issue #12
The Stroud Center and partner LimnoTech, Inc. will work with Amazon’s cloud computing arm to develop a portal for sharing and visualizing environmental data.
Jacqline Wolf Tice
Native American Heritage Month: From Acknowledgment to Understanding to Truth Telling
UpStream 2021, Issue #11
Stroud™ Water Research Center welcomes guest writer Jacqline Wolf Tice, who shares her thoughts on water in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
Pennsylvania DCNR staff work together to plant a shrub within a riparian forest buffer.
Mixing It Up: Riparian Buffers That Clean up Waterways and Produce Profitable Crops
UpStream 2021, Issue #11
Stroud Center researchers have teamed up with Propagate Ventures to design and implement for-profit, lower-risk buffers that can provide a source of income for farmers.
The Bug Whisperer: Dave Funk Decodes Mysteries of Mayflies and Other Clean-Water Lovers
The Bug Whisperer: Dave Funk Decodes Mysteries of Mayflies and Other Clean-Water Lovers
UpStream 2021, Issue #11
Funk's insatiable curiousity has served him well during 45 years as a instrumental player on landmark freshwater studies at the Stroud Center.
Stroud Water Research Center Celebrates Melissa D. Ho of World Wildlife Fund
Stroud Water Research Center Celebrates Melissa D. Ho of World Wildlife Fund
UpStream 2021, Issue #11
Dr. Ho expressed gratitude that the 2021 Stroud Center award highlights the interconnections between agriculture, fresh water, and climate as a critical theme for water conservation and stewardship.