Become a Friend of Stroud Water Research Center

You can take pride in knowing that your donation allows the Stroud 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 those listed below.

Become a Friend of Stroud Water Research Centermake a gift for clean, fresh water.

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Bern Sweeney presenting leaf pack kit to Jane Goodall

The Water’s Edge™

Our annual celebration of fresh water has featured speakers such as renowned anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Maathai, and environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 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. Look for information about the festival on our event page in January and February.

Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lectures

Held in memory of Joan & Dick Stroud, co-founders of Stroud Water Research Center, this lecture series highlights speakers who will both enlighten and entertain — sharing their research and their perspectives on subjects from watershed ecology to conservation and more. View the list of previous lecturers »


There are many different ways you can share your time and talents with the Stroud Center to help us advance freshwater science, education, and restoration.

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