Become a Friend of Stroud Water Research Center

You can take pride in knowing that your donation allows the Center to conduct groundbreaking fresh water research and produce watershed education programs for all ages.

Friends of Stroud™ Water Research Center will receive our Upstream Newsletter, our Annual Report, and invitations to the Center’s events, including:

Bern Sweeney presenting leaf pack kit to Jane Goodall

The Water’s Edge™

Since 2002 our annual celebration of fresh water has featured speakers such as renowned anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Maathai, and MacArthur Fellow Dr. Peter Gleick. Read more about The Water’s Edge »

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Trail Creek Outfitters brings the country’s largest environmental film festival to our area with proceeds benefiting Stroud Water Research Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County.

A celebration of grassroots solutions to environmental challenges, the festival has an enthusiastic following and has sold out every year.

Look for information about the festival on our event page in January and February.

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Feast table overlooking farm field

Sustainable Feast

This sumptuous, multi-course meal celebrates local, sustainable agriculture and draws the connection between the requirements for clean, fresh water and a healthy watershed to produce our food.

Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lectures

Held in memory of Joan & Dick Stroud, co-founders of Stroud Water Research Center, this lecture series allows us to share with our friends and the general public, a special evening with speakers who will both enlighten and entertain — sharing their research and their perspectives on subjects from watershed ecology to conservation and more.

Past speakers have included, Chairman, Waterkeeper Alliance, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Director of the Global Water Policy Project and prolific author, Sandra Postel, and recipient of the prestigious Audubon Medal and the Lady Bird Conservation Award, and Professor of Global Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Michael Dombeck, Ph.D. View a complete list of previous lecturers and links to their work »