Thursday, May 25, 2017

Clean Water By Design: Protecting Freshwater Through Land Use, BMPs

By Diane Huskinson, Stroud Water Research Center

Earlier this month, 38 Master of Landscape Architecture students from the University of Pennsylvania visited Stroud Water Research Center in Chester County to learn about protecting clean fresh water through land use and best management practices (BMPs).
Stroud’s Dr. Bern Sweeney led the program.
As a living laboratory and teaching tool, the Stroud Center puts knowledge gained about how to protect and restore healthy streams and rivers into action.
When the Stroud Center installs new BMPs, such as conservation swales or level-lip spreaders, for example, researchers and educators monitor the changes to the surrounding watershed and share what they learn with the public.
Visitors to the Stroud Center come from a variety of backgrounds. Many are students and teachers, like the UPenn Master of Landscape Architecture group. Others are environmental professionals, policymakers, and citizen scientists.
School and community groups interested in touring the Stroud Center’s LEED Platinum Moorhead Environmental Complex, should contact Jessica Provinski by sending email to: or call 610-268-2153, ext. 288.
Groups interested in environmental education programs, should contact Tara Muenz by sending email to: or call 610-268-2153, ext. 301.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Stroud Water Research Center website, Click Here to become a Friend Of Stroud Research,  Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, include them in your Circle on Google+ and visit their YouTube Channel.
(Reprinted from the May UpStream newsletter from the Stroud Water Research Center.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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