UpStream Newsletter, April 2016

Photo of cows near a tree shelter.

Keeping Pathogens Out of
Drinking-Water Sources

Stroud Center scientists and a colleague from Lehigh University are studying how well best management practices on farms may protect drinking-water sources from pathogens like Cryptosporidium and E. coli. They are monitoring sites in the White Clay and Red Clay creek watersheds.

Photo of students sorting macroinvertebrates.

Spring School Field Trip Season Is Here!

We are expecting nearly 1,500 participants in our hands-on, boots-in-the-water programs — an 86 percent increase from last spring! We are now accepting school program reservations for next school year. Learn more about our education programs for school groups, educators, and community and conservation groups.

Join Us for These Great Events

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Expanded WikiWatershed® Toolkit Debuts

WikiWatershed is a Web toolkit presented by Stroud Water Research Center to help citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, researchers, educators, and students advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water. The WikiWatershed toolkit now includes six tools.

Photo of Kristen Jellison, copyright

Where Are They Now?

When Kristen Jellison, Ph.D., started her internship at the Stroud Center in the summer of 1996, she wasn’t sure where to go in her career. She got her first taste of investigative research while working in our dissolved organic matter and microbial ecology lab, and she was immediately hooked.

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15 Years of the Leaf Pack Network®

The Leaf Pack Network helps people assess their stream’s health by performing a simple leaf pack experiment. Since the Stroud Center launched the Leaf Pack Network in late 2000, groups registered in 38 U.S. states and 11 countries have completed 671 experiments, tallying nearly 100,000 macroinvertebrates! Can you spot which states don’t have groups yet?

#ICYMI: in case you missed it

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