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Celebrate 50 years of freshwater research, education, and watershed restoration in 2017 with us!

For more information, call 610-268-2153, ext. 288 or email jprovinski@stroudcenter.org.

The Water’s Edge Gala and Presentation of
the 2017 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence to
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco

Photo of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco

Sunday, September 17
Winterthur Museum
5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735

6 p.m. Registration and Cocktails
7 p.m. Lecture and Award Presentation
8 p.m. Dinner

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.

Presented at The Water’s Edge gala each year since 2011, the Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence, also known as the SAFE Water Award, is a prestigious award for outstanding achievement in freshwater-related activities. The 2017 SAFE Water Award will be presented to His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Commitment to Fresh Water

Prince Albert II has given his effort and support to the availability of clean fresh water, among other environmental issues.

Founded in 2006, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is committed to protecting the environment and promoting life in an ecofriendly, global way. One of its three principal domains of action is to manage water resources and combat desertification.

“I decided to set up a foundation whose purpose is to protect the environment and to encourage sustainable development. By definition, this is a common global challenge that requires urgent and concrete action in response to three major environmental issues: climate change, biodiversity, and water.”

Prince Albert has received numerous awards for his outstanding commitment to the environment and our natural resources. In 2007, he received the ICCF Teddy Roosevelt® International Conservation Award from the International Conservation Caucus Foundation for his work and dedication to environmental protection. He was awarded the Roger Revelle Prize by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2009 for globally promoting and increasing the understanding of environmental challenges. In 2011, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation was awarded the Water Prize by UNESCO-IHE Delft Institute for Water Education for contributing to science and creating a better way to understand the environment, and in particular for teaching multidisciplinary approaches to solving water resources challenges for the benefit of developing countries.

A recent project the foundation has accomplished was the Integrated Water Resource Management Project in Oromia, Ethiopia. Due to the low water supply in this country, the goals of the project were to develop water sources for human use. The project improved water access for rural communities and built sanitation facilities in different regions of Ethiopia. Overall, the project rehabilitated 51water points and installed 16 toilets that are powered by biogas.

About H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi was born in Monaco on March 14, 1958. He is the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco and head of the princely house of Grimaldi. In 1981, he graduated from Amherst College with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Prince Albert participated in five consecutive winter Olympics starting in 1988. He married Charlene Wittstock in July 2011. Together they have twin children, born on December 10, 2014, named Jacques Honoré Rainier and Gabriella Thérèse Marie.

Proceeds from the evening support our freshwater research, restoration, and education programs.

Lead Sponsorship (table for 10)

Key Sponsorship (table for six)

Individual Ticket

Young Friends (21-40 years of age) Ticket

Presenting Sponsor

Premiere Sponsor

Alice and Rod Moorhead

Lead Sponsors

Blue Yak Foundation
Cabot-Kjellerup Foundation
The Curran Foundation
Bernard and Lisa David
Fresh Start Development Company

Dick and Meg Hayne
Bob and Jennifer McNeil
Rental City
Carol Ware

Key Sponsors

Franny and Franny Abbott
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Margaretta Brokaw
Brown Advisory
Colonial Pipeline
Phoebe Driscoll

Fair Play Foundation
Mrs. Marilyn Glenn Forney
Anne Stroud Hannum
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran
Stephen and Mayra Stroud
Scott and Barbara Wisman

Sixth grade stream study

Middle and High School Teacher Workshop: From Stream to Sky

Bring nature into your classroom!

When: Wednesday, September 20, 4:30–7:30 p.m.

Meet: Millersville University Watershed Education Training Institute (WETi), 198 Creek Drive, Millersville, PA 17551

Registration Fee: $25, includes dinner

Download the flyer

This workshop will focus on lessons and activities for environmental education on a secondary level, from Stroud Water Research Center and Pennsylvania State Parks, including activities from the Project WILD and Project WET curriculums. Activities will be hands-on and outside, so please dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes. Dinner will be provided.

For more information, contact Dr. Nanette Dietrich, Professor of STEM Education, nanette.marcum-dietrich@millersville.edu, 717-871-7356


This is a two-step registration process: Fill out and submit the registration form, then return to this page and use the payment button to submit the $25 fee.

Photo of course at Fieldstone Golf Club

Photo courtesy of Fieldstone Golf Club

Fore Fresh Water Golf Outing

Monday, May 22 Postponed until Monday, October 16!
Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville, Delaware

Due to the forecast of afternoon thunderstorms, and upon consultation with Fieldstone Golf Club, we are sorry to say that we have decided to postpone our golf outing until Monday, October 16.

With this gloomy weather forecast, we feel the best course of action is to postpone the outing until a later date so everyone can have an enjoyable experience.  October seems a long way away, but we thought this later date would make it easier for you to adjust your schedule, especially for those of you who are away for the summer. We will keep in touch as October 16 draws closer but the schedule of events will remain the same.

We regret the inconvenience and look forward to a beautiful day of golf with you in October!

Students identifying macroinvertebrates

Education Open House

Thursday, October 26
6–6:30 p.m.
Stroud Water Research Center Directions

Gather in our Moorhead Environmental Complex to meet our educators, see sample activities in our state-of-the-art indoor classroom, learn about our boots-in-the water approach to environmental education, programs for K-12 schools and youth groups, training events for educators and other professionals, community events, and watershed resources.

Teachers, students, scout leaders, parents, water professionals, and the general public are welcome!

After the open house, stay for a free science lecture, see below.

Level lip spreader

Science Seminar Series III: Buffers, Wetlands, and Spreaders: Oh My!

Thursday, October 26
The Meetinghouse at Stroud Water Research Center
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Come early for an education open house, see above.

Riparian buffers, remediated wetlands, and level-lip spreaders are important restoration tools which help to reduce flooding and mitigate our impact on freshwater systems.

Join us to learn about the extensive restoration efforts taking place throughout the White Clay Creek watershed. This lecture is free and open to the public but we ask that you please RSVP.

RSVP online

For more information, call 610-268-2153, ext. 288 or email jprovinski@stroudcenter.org.

Sponsored by: PECO and Octoraro Native Plant Nursery
Beverages donated by:
Victory Brewing Company