After decades of leadership, Bern Sweeney is stepping as executive director of Stroud Water Research Center. In his new position as distinguished research scientist and president, he will focus on research and continue to help with outreach and fundraising activities. Dave Arscott, who has served as assistant director for seven years, will take over as executive director. Prior to serving as assistant director, Dave was the project coordinator at the Stroud Center for a three-year research project that tested all of the streams and rivers feeding Manhattan’s drinking water.

“Dave’s scientific background and inner knowledge of our operations make him an ideal choice to continue the Stroud Center’s cutting-edge research, award-winning education programs, and watershed restoration efforts throughout the region,” said Rodman W. Moorhead, chairman of the Center’s board of directors.