Event Calendar

Upcoming Events at a Glance

Volunteer Tree Planting Day

Tuesday, October 7, 12 p.m.

358 Upland Road
Kennett Square, Pa.

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.


The Water’s Edge

Thursday, October 23
6-9 p.m.
Longwood Gardens

Lead Sponsorship (10 Seats) $10,000

Key Sponsorship (6 Seats)

Individual Ticket

Individual, Age 21-40

Presenting Sponsor

Wilmington Trust

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
Cocktails in the Conservatory

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).

Premiere Sponsor
Alice and Rod Moorhead

Lead Sponsors
The Curran Foundation
Fresh Start Development Company, LLC
Jock and Anne Stroud Hannum
Dick and Meg Hayne
The Kookaburra Foundation
Scott Wisman/Merrill Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wister, Jr.

Key Sponsors
Franny and Franny Abbott
Phoebe Driscoll
Calico/Everfast Inc.
Glatfelter Insurance Group
Hankin Group
H. Donnan Sharp Jones
Longwood Gardens
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Matz

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

Presented by John Jackson, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist and head of the Entomology group, and David Arscott, Ph.D., Vice President and Assistant Director

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.

Learn about:

Lecture is FREE and open to the public, ages 12 and up. No registration is required.