West Chester University
In the links below you can find out more about our local rivers and streams.
Driven by the philosophy that understanding the science of fresh water is fundamental to our ability to protect the integrity of this finite and vital resource, the Stroud Water Research Center seeks to disseminate its research findings to its peers in the scientific and educational communities, as well as businesses, landowners, policy makers and individuals, to enable informed decision making that affects water quality and availability in our local communities and the world around us.
WCU is in the Plum Run Watershed. Its waterways flow on both North and South campus which have been impaired due to development and construction. Follow this link to find out how the Brandywine Valley Association's Red Streams Blue Program is taking steps to restore Plum Run.
The mission of the The Brandywine Valley Association is to promote the restoration, preservation, conservation and enjoyment of the natural resources of the Brandywine Valley through education programs, environmental studies and projects, and technological advocacy.
Find out about the Plum Run watershed at this site.
The Chester - Ridley - Crum Watersheds Association (CRC) is a nonprofit environmental organization located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1970, CRC is the only watershed organization devoted to the protection of the water resources of the Chester, Ridley, and Crum Creek Valleys in both Chester and Delaware Counties.
The Green Valleys Association's mission is to protect and preserve the quality and quantity of water resources in northern Chester County through advocacy and education.
Founded in 1964, GVA oversees 155 square miles of all five of Chester County's northern and eastern Schuylkill River watersheds. These five watersheds and their tributaries serve as the drinking water for more than 150,000 residents and run through some of the most important and productive fish, bird, amphibian, and other wildlife habitat in northern Chester County.
You can find more about local river and stream water quality in the Streamwatch segment of the GVA website.
DCNR’s mission is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ enjoyment. Find out how they do it. Learn about DCNR's mission, vision and accomplishments in this six-minute video. Learn more about PA's state parks and forests, about conserving our open spaces, about our natural resources, and how to apply for grants.