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PFAS movement from points of use to farms and water.
Use Of Biosolids as Soil Amendments May Be a Pathway for PFAS Contamination of Soil, Water, and Ultimately, Our Food
UpStream 2021, Issue #4
To help understand the extent of this problem in Pennsylvania, scientists are looking at the occurrence and migration of biosolid-derived PFASs into soil and water on agricultural fields.
The Lehigh River in South Bethlehem with the SteelStacks in the background.
Why Is New York City Studying Pennsylvania’s Lehigh River?
UpStream 2021, Issue #4
Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., was interviewed as part of an NPR story about a study that’s causing concern among Pennsylvanians who depend on the river for their livelihoods.
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
UpStream 2021, Issue #4
It is with deep gratitude that we share the news that our friend and longtime board chair, Rod Moorhead, has stepped down to emeritus status.
Watershed Restoration Manage David Wise outside the Moorhead Environmental Center.
David Wise Receives DCNR Watershed Forestry Leadership Award
UpStream 2021, Issue #4
Wise connects the dots between partners, funders, and landowners to increase the implementation of best practices in land management.
Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes
Restoring and Protecting Water Quality and Mitigating Flooding in Rural Landscapes
UpStream 2021, Issue #4
Executive Director Dave Arscott, Ph.D., shared how Stroud Water Research Center is working to mitigate threats to water quality.
Stream Degradation and Restoration With Aquatic Insects as Our Guide
Stream Degradation and Restoration With Aquatic Insects as Our Guide
UpStream 2021, Issue #4
This webinar aimed to help agricultural conservation and ecosystem restoration practitioners reorient efforts toward watershed-scale approaches to achieve local restoration goals.
Dam, Dam Go Away: A Wild and Scenic Vision for America’s Rivers
Dam, Dam Go Away: A Wild and Scenic Vision for America’s Rivers
UpStream 2021, Issue #4
Learn about the policy and science of dam removal, federal protections for the free-flowing Delaware River, and the story of the Wild and Scenic Musconetcong River.
Reclaiming the Commons: Some Thoughts on Rivers, Wildlife, and People
Reclaiming the Commons: Some Thoughts on Rivers, Wildlife, and People
UpStream 2021, Issue #3
By treating our commons as a resource to be exploited instead of a public trust to be protected, we threaten to destroy the very thing on which we depend.
Updates to Water Quality Mobile App Support Data Collection and Stream-to-Screen Education
Updates to Water Quality Mobile App Support Data Collection and Stream-to-Screen Education
UpStream 2021, Issue #3
Are you looking for a new digital learning tool to support your water quality monitoring with students or citizen scientists? Check out Stroud Water Research Center's Water Quality Mobile App.
Stroud Center Science Informed Fracking Ban Decision
Stroud Center Science Informed Fracking Ban Decision
UpStream 2021, Issue #3
The accidental release of hydraulic fracking wastewater into streams, even a single drop mixed with 100 drops of streamwater, will harm or kill aquatic insects and even certain fish species.
The Riparian Buffer Arboretum showcases woody species that are proven performers for floodplains.
Tour Our Riparian Buffer Mini-Arboretum
UpStream 2021, Issue #3
In the interest of testing new plants that could further enhance riparian areas, we've planted a mini-arboretum along the banks of White Clay Creek in our experimental watershed.
First Resource Bank made a $2,500 Earned Income Tax Credit contribution to environmental education.
First Resource Bank Contribution Boosts Virtual and In-Person Education Programming
UpStream 2021, Issue #3
The environmental education team is staying active during the pandemic by offering smaller, outside, in-person classes and virtual programming to teachers across the state and beyond.