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Mimicking Nature to Manage Water On-Site

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

Stroud Water Research Center’s Moorhead Environmental Complex was completed in 2012 and achieved LEED® Platinum in 2013. The goal was to manage water on the site in a way that mimics nature — leaving a smaller overall environmental footprint, better protecting White Clay Creek, and acting as both a teaching vehicle and a replicable model for others to follow.

The water management at the Stroud Center has succeeded but there have been challenges to overcome along the way. A virtual tour and roundtable discussion among the designers, engineers, and client about “getting the water right” at the Moorhead Environmental Complex was co-hosted by Ecological Landscape Alliance and the Living Future Community of Green Building United.

Give the Gift of Fresh Water

As you give thanks for the gifts in your life, we invite you to give the gift of water. Clean drinking water, good health, happy trout, productive soil, clean air, the simple joys of swimming, boating, fishing — our healthy freshwater ecosystems make these and so many other things possible.

Your donation today will help preserve and protect
the future of fresh water.