WEST CHESTER (December 8, 2017) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized the Stroud Water Research Center on its 50th Anniversary.

“The Stroud Water Research Center continues to be a treasure for Chester County as the international leader in the study of streams, aquatic ecology, and river science,” Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, said. “I want to thank all of the supporters, patrons, and staff who have made and continue to make the Stroud Water Research Center such an invaluable asset to our region.”

Pictured (from left to right) David Arscott, Ph.D., Vice President and Executive Director of the of Stroud Water Research Center; Senator Dinniman; and
Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D., President of the Stroud Water Research Center.

Dinniman met with Bernard Sweeney, Ph.D., President of the Stroud Water Research Center, and David Arscott, Ph.D., Vice President and Executive Director of the center, to present them with a special Senate citation in honor of the milestone anniversary.

The Stroud Water Research Center was founded in 1967 by W. B. Dixon Stroud and wife, Joan, and Dr. Ruth Patrick, who constructed a small laboratory dedicated to freshwater research along the White Clay Creek in southern Chester County. It began as a field station of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Today, the Stroud Center is an independent 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nonadvocacy organization recognized as a global leader in the field of freshwater science, environmental education, and watershed restoration, with a secondary location studying tropical ecosystems in Costa Rica.

Over the past five decades, the Stroud Center continues to be dedicated to its mission – understanding how streams and rivers work in an effort to preserve clean waterways and restore polluted ones. 

Stroud Center scientists have tested more than 2,000 rivers and streams throughout the globe. In addition to the continuing long-term research projects in White Clay Creek, the Stroud Center is participating in research along the Delaware River, the Flint River, the Mississippi Delta, and rivers in Peru, Costa Rica, and Bhutan.

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