Renfrew Institute’s newsletter, Streamside, has evolved into an annual report and journal. Please enjoy the most current issue on this page. We also make previous issues available here in downloadable PDF format.

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Spring 2015

Streamside is now in FULL COLOR!
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Highlights include guest article, Thinking Across Landscapes; Kids on the Move for Youth Fest; Garden Corner; lots of color photos; reviews of Recycle-Reuse Yard Sale, Salamander Scramble 5K, Pumpkin Fest; plus Members, Sponsors & More!
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Winter 2013-14

Highlights include report on Tree of Heaven: Wintercreeper Vine; Cultural Currents glances at the past and the future; PA Chesapeake Champions article; reviews of Recycle-Reuse Yard Sale, Salamander Scramble 5K, Pumpkin Fest; plus Members, Sponsors & More!
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Winter 2012-13

Highlights include article on Marcellus Shale; Cultural Currents talks all about apples; reviews of Recycle-Reuse Yard Sale, Salamander Scramble 5K, Pumpkin Fest; plus Members, Sponsors & More!
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Fall/Winter 2011-12

Cultural Currents: The Covered Bridge; George Buckey retires; Salamander Scramble; Summer Institute photos; intern projects: Geographic Information System and monitoring our streams; and more!
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Spring 2011

Downstream explores Dead Zones in Water; intern project on Antietam Creek; Grand Opening of new 4-Square Garden; Cultural Currents: Butter Stamps, From Everyday Use to Folk Art, and more!
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Fall/Winter 2010

Highlights include the progress of the four-square garden relocation; a welcome to new board members; Cultural Currents article, “Flax Hatchels: From Utilitarian to Folk Art”; members, sponsors, organization and volunteer lists; article on stream monitoring and leaf pack studies; an intern’s contributions to the institute; photos and update on Salamander Scramble 2010; professional development activities; sponsor spotlights, and more!
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Spring 2010

Highlights include: a Downstream article about the buzz surrounding native bees and the pollination crisis; photos and update on the four-square garden project; more information on those special gardens in a Cultural Currents column, “The Four-Square Garden: Tradition of Abundance”; Institute founders reflect on the early years; volunteer list; and sponsor thanks and spotlights.
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Fall 2009

A new record—Renfrew Institute celebrates its 20th Anniversary with 28 pages in this newsletter! Highlights include: indepth article on saving the American Chestnut tree; Cultural Currents column “The Barn: Heart of the Farmstead”; a story on the relocation of the Pennsylvania German Four-Square garden; introductions to five new board members; photos of Salamander Scramble runners; Members and Volunteers Lists; sponsor spotlights.
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Fall/Winter 2008-2009

Highlights include: announcement of the Institute’s website; Downstream column “Chesapeake Promises”; Cultural Currents column “The Royer Tannery”; an update on the EarthSeekers program; a story from a spider with a great recipe for granola bars; photos of Summer Institute; Volunteers List; and lots of sponsor spotlights and awards.
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Spring 2008

The newsletter hits 24 pages with this issue! Downstream column “For the Birds—Stop Mowing AND Feed Birds Next Winter”; Cultural Currents column “The Limekiln: From Rocks to Rich Resources”; Traveling Lantern Theatre Illuminates Youth Festival; Members and Sponsors List; WaterStriders Learn Where Old Leaves Go; Top of the Mushroom award goes to Allie and Jo Ann Kohler, Doris Goldman Published in American Chestnut Anthology; Logan Hough completes senior project on Renfrew Trees; and lots of sponsor spotlights.
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Fall 2007

Highlights include: Institute staff expands field knowledge; Top of the Mushroom award goes to “Jazz Man” Andrew Sussman; Downstream column “Renfrew’s New Pet Policy”; Cultural Currents column “The Smokehouse”; Summer Institute photos; Volunteers List; Membership Building Reception Big Success; awards and sponsor spotlights.