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  • Stroud Water Research Center: 1% for the Planet Recipient
    Support Home Donate Now Planned Giving Event Calendar Volunteer The Water s Edge Lecture Series Contact Us News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Support 1 for the Planet Stroud Water Research Center is a recipient organization for 1 for the Planet a growing global movement of companies that donate 1 of their sales to a network of approved environmental organizations worldwide 1 for the Planet was founded in 2001 by Yvon Chouinard founder of Patagonia and Craig Mathews owner of Blue Ribbon Flies Since 1985 Patagonia has awarded over 46 million in cash and in kind donations to domestic and international grassroots environmental groups including Stroud Water Research Center La Matera Chooses the Center as a 1 for the Planet Recipient The Center is pleased to have been chosen as a 1 recipient by La Matera Their beautiful hand stitched belts inspired by the Argentine countryside are made from vegetable tanned leather and Argentine woven fabric Please visit La Matera on Facebook or shop their website Support Event Calendar Volunteer Planned Giving The Water s Edge Stroud Memorial Lectures Contact Development Support Home Research Critical Zone Observatory Schuylkill River Project Reforestation

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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Long-term Research in Environmental Biology
    headwaters was designated as a site for long term research in environmental biology LTREB The National Science Foundation LTREB grant to Center scientists recognizes that many important questions in ecology require the acquisition of long time series of data NSF funds are being use to help maintain an on going long term research project examining stream and watershed characteristics associated with a riparian zone restoration reforestation In this LTREB project the overarching goals involve discerning the time period most salient features and final condition of a recovered state LTREB funding is being used to maintain existing watershed installations to continue an on going acquisition of long term data on White Clay Creek address the data management needs of the long term project including making the data available to the research community and test hypotheses concerning long term variations in stream ecosystem structure and function under stable and or recovering conditions Read more about WCC LTREB Área de Conservación Guanacaste Costa Rica Área de Conservación Guanacaste In 1989 the Stroud Water Research Center helped establish the Maritza Biological Station in the Guanacaste Conservation Area of Costa Rica Located at the base of the Orosí Volcano in the northwest corner of the country the station is the Center s headquarters for the study of tropical ecosystems It also serves as an information source for Latin American scientists and land managers who are interested in implementing conservation strategies in tropical streams and watersheds Estación Maritza is located near the banks of the Río Tempisquito and within easy walking distance of 5 other permanent streams that are all tributaries of the Río Tempisque These streams have been the focus of many of our studies of stream ecology and biogeochemistry Our efforts have also extended to permanent and temporary streams near other research facilities such

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/research/projects/ltreb/index.shtm (2016-04-27)
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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Brandywine Trek Home
    everyone who lives in its watershed Trek Details The students who all attend Coatesville area schools prepared for the trek by attending spring workshops in which they learned skills ranging from how to assess the quality of stream water to how to take photographs that tell a story from how to live and work as a team to camping canoeing and fishing They also learned about the history of this fabled river which is the location of one of the major battles of the American Revolution the home of three generations of Wyeths and the Brandywine School of art and the original site of both DuPont the world s third largest company and Lukens the oldest steel company in America On the trek the students put their new knowledge to work by exploring the river and its watershed Along the way they met with scientists conservationists historians park rangers and farmers both to learn more about the river and to report on what they have found Their goal is to become the spokespeople for the Brandywine and to bring public attention to the importance of protecting its water and the land that feeds it Throughout the trek the students gauged the quality of the water documented with journals and photographs all they were experiencing and hosted press conferences to share with the public what they were learning When the trek is over the students work will not be done as they will go home to Coatesville to design and lead a community stewardship project A Healthy Brandywine For All of Us This relatively small river connects a surprising diversity of people and communities The Brandywine runs through Chester and New Castle counties two of the most affluent regions in America as well as through Coatesville one of Pennsylvania s poorest

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/trek2011/index.shtml (2016-04-27)
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  • Education » Educator Workshops
    to replicate similar activities in their local streams and classrooms This program can be provided at your stream site Leaf Pack Experiment This workshop uses a combination of classroom and field experiences to introduce teachers to an exciting tool for learning about the ecology of their local stream the Leaf Pack Experiment Kit Using this kit students conduct their own experiments investigate food webs learn classification skills and use technology to share their data with a network of schools across the region The interactivity of the program was great I learned different ways to integrate the math and science curriculum of our school Philadelphia School District Teacher PA The GLOBE Program Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment GLOBE is a hands on environmental monitoring program with an international database The Stroud Water Research Center is an official partner and can provide the required training to schools or other organizations in the following areas Introduction to GLOBE Training in Hydrology and Atmosphere Watershed Tour Watershed Tour provides hands on experience that introduces the concept of watersheds through mapping activities and habitat assessments Participants will evaluate a simulated water sample from one of four mystery sites along a virtual watershed They will gather chemical and biological data that will allow them to determine the identity of their site Although simplified many of these hands on activities will help teachers prepare students for field exploration and monitoring activities Watershed Tour was developed by the Stroud Water Research Center and the LaMotte Company Urban Watershed Programs Where does your drinking water come from Where is all this storm water runoff going Workshops will emphasize on urban watershed issues provide content and hands on activities Project WET Water Education for Teachers I have had a fabulous week I m energized with easily applicable

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/education/educators/workshops.shtm (2016-04-27)
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  • Education » Mountaintop to Tap Trek
    SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Mountaintop to Tap A 3 Week Trek Across the New York City Water Supply System Automatic Slider jQuery by WOWSlider com v1 5 From July 7th to 28th 2007 twelve students spent their summer break hiking canoeing and boating their way from the Catskill Mountains to New York City Why Because they wanted to tell the citizens of New York City about the incredible journey water takes before it reaches their tap Did you know that water flowing out of New York City s tap has taken over a 100 mile journey to get to there Did you know that 2007 was the 10 year anniversary of an agreement between upstate communities and New York City to work together to protect the land and the streams that are the drinking water source for 9 million people Did you know New York City s drinking water ranks among the best tasting of major cities throughout the world If you answered no to the three questions above get ready to learn more Learn More Trek Home Trek Details Trek Video Meet the Students Leaders Committee Photography Exhibit Media Coverage Read the Guestbook Follow the Trek

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  • Education » Streamside Forests
    The Water s Edge Lecture Series Contact Us News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search In Support of Streamside Forests jQuery Horizontal Gallery by WOWSlider com v2 0 Hundreds of Thousands of Trees and Counting Since 1982 Stroud Water Research Center employees have helped plant hundreds of thousands of trees in Southeastern Pennsylvania beautifying the landscape while restoring and preserving water quality Every tree we plant plays a vital role by providing a natural buffer zone between our land use and the stream it protects Each tree helps prevent pollutants from entering our water supplies and provides lasting benefits of shade beauty and the natural habitat essential to a healthy ecosystem Want To Know More Learn how streamside forests benefit wildlife See how streamside forests improve water quality Learn how you can become part of the solution The Benefits of Streamside Forests Spread the word about the benefits of streamside forests Get printable versions of these pages Learn More In Support of Streamside Forests Benefits of Streamside Forests Forests Water Quality Become Part of the Solution Downloadable Materials Communities Home Education Home Funding provided by a grant from the William Penn Foundation

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/education/communities/buffers/index.shtm (2016-04-27)
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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Environmental Contacts & Resources
    ReLeaf Replanting Pennsylvania s Streamsides Riparian Buffer Systems Wye Research and Education Center and Maryland Cooperative Extension Riparian Buffer Design and Maintenance Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service Riparian Buffers for Wildlife publication of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Cooperative Extension River Organizations Chester County Water Resources Authority Christina River Delaware River Basin Delaware Riverkeeper Network Pennsylvania Organizations for Watersheds and Rivers Red Clay Valley Association White Clay Creek Watershed Association Wild Scenic White Clay Creek Watershed Specific Information and Data Schuylkill River Watershed Report Catskills Streams NY Center for Watershed Protection Delaware River Basin Commission USGS River flow data Stormwater Manager s Resource Center PLANTS Database Natural Resources Conservation Service TerraServer USGS aerial imagery and USGS topographic maps Ecological Subregions of the United States US Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers Water Quality Research Program US Army Corps of Engineers Water Operations Technical Support Program Regional Global River Information and Data EPA s Surf Your Watershed USGS Water Resources of the USA National Weather Service NWS Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center Global River Discharge Database People and the Planet Overview of Global Freshwater Crisis Stream and River Research Groups Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory Brazil Streams Group University of Washington River Systems Research Group River Conservation and Advocacy American Rivers Riverkeeper UNESCO s Water site EPA Laws Related to Water Environmental Educational Resources Water Science for Schools Digital Library for Earth System Education CMU Resources for Earth Science and Geography Instruction GLOBE Global Learning to Benefit the Environment Articles and Papers of Interest Where Rivers are Born The Scientific Imperative for Defending Small Streams and Wetlands The River Continuum Concept R L Vannote et al Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1980 37 130 137 Water Conservation www waterconserve org the water conservation portal

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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Search Our Site
    Giving Event Calendar Volunteer The Water s Edge Lecture Series Contact Us News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Search Our Site Quick Links What s New Events Research Education Watershed Restoration Moorhead Environmental Complex Support Contact Us Can t Find What You re Looking For Try searching our site by entering a keyword in the search box Loading Research Critical Zone

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