Upcoming Events at a Glance
- Tues., October 7: Volunteer Tree Planting Day
- Thurs., October 23: The Water’s Edge and the presentation of the SAFE Water Award to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
- Wed., November 5: Free science lecture, Have You Salted Your Water Today?
Volunteer Tree Planting Day
Tuesday, October 7, 12 p.m.
Please join Stroud staff, Dansko employees, and other local friends for a day of tree planting in Unionville.
This event is BYOShovel — help us plant 600 trees!
Every tree we plant plays a vital role by providing a natural buffer zone between our land use and the stream it protects.
To volunteer, please contact Rebecca Duczkowski at 610-268-2153, ext. 296.
Thursday, October 23
Lead Sponsorship (10 Seats) $10,000
Key Sponsorship (6 Seats)
Individual, Age 21-40
Each year Stroud Water Research Center hosts The Water’s Edge gala in celebration of our most precious resource — water. This special evening allows us to bring together our friends and neighbors whose support is critical to our endeavors. Proceeds from the evening support our freshwater research, restoration, and education programs.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will receive
the 2014 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence
Photo courtesy Waterkeeper Alliance
One of Time magazine’s “Heroes of the Planet,” Kennedy is a resolute defender of the environment.
He led the fight to restore the Hudson River, negotiated the New York City Watershed Agreement, and serves as president of the Waterkeeper Alliance.
“Mr. Kennedy has been a staunch advocate for the rights of people and wildlife to clean fresh water and a long-time champion of stream and river ecosystems worldwide. I’m thrilled that he will be here to receive this award.” — Bern Sweeney, Ph.D., Stroud Center Director
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by the presentation of the award, remarks by Mr. Kennedy and a sumptious dinner in the Conservatory.
The Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence, also known as the SAFE Water Award, is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in freshwater-related activities. Past recipients include Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D. and Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D. (2013), John Briscoe, Ph.D. (2012), and Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling (2011).
Free Science Lecture
Have You Salted Your Water Today?
Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
Photo: Michael Pereckas, Wikimedia Commons
Doors open at 6 p.m. A tour of our “green” building, the Moorhead Environmental Complex, will start at 6:15 p.m. Light refreshments provided. Lecture begins at 7 p.m.
The Meeting House at Stroud Water Research Center. Get directions
Where does the salt in our streams come from?
How does it end up in our streams and rivers?
How does it affect plants and animals living there?
Join Drs. Jackson and Arscott for a look at the many ways salts enter our streams and rivers.
- The current status of the salinization of our waterways in the northeast United States
- The ways in which the scientific community measures and monitors salt toxicity, and
- How Stroud Center scientists determine salt sensitivity in mayflies and other aquatic insects in our freshwater streams.
Lecture is FREE and open to the public, ages 12 and up. No registration is required.