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The 2020 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence

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Presented at The Water’s Edge gala each year since 2011, the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence is a prestigious award for outstanding achievement in freshwater-related activities. Honorees represent regions and watersheds from around the world and a broad range of activities, professions, and scientific disciplines.

The Water’s Edge is moving to a virtual format for 2020 but the elegance will remain the same. Guests will enjoy a delivered gourmet dinner, a virtual champagne toast, and a presentation by the 2020 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence recipient, The Redford Center.

Transforming Social and Environmental Issues to Inspire Change

Co-founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son, James Redford, the Redford Center uses the power of film and media to engage people through inspiring stories to environmental action. The Center draws on the family’s multi-generational expertise in filmmaking and activism to produce, fund, and fiscally sponsor productions that show stories of individuals taking action to protect and restore the planet.

The Redford Center Grants offers grants to provide early stage funding for independent film makers to share their story and drive awareness, education, and action on environmental projects. Throughout the filmmaking process, The Redford Center collaborates with artists, activists, experts, policymakers, educators, scientists, business leaders and philanthropists. They invite both sides of a debate to engage in a conversation to find a common solution to pressing problems.

The Redford Center works with change-making organizations to lead community engagement campaigns that spark conversation and galvanize environmental action.

“Some of the most moving and inspirational environmental stories are the ones that highlight what people are doing every day to ensure the health of our planet for generations to come.”
~Robert Redford

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Join the Clean Water Paddle Push!

When: August 1–16
Where: A body of water near you!

Grab your paddleboard, canoe, kayak, or inner tube and hit a body of water near you during our two-week celebration of water, the earth’s most vital natural resource.

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