- Geological Society of America, Kirk Bryan Award (Best Paper) to Walter, Robert C., and Dorothy Merritts, 2011, for "Natural streams and the legacy of water-powered mills", published in Science, 2008, v. 319, p. 299-304. CLICK HERE for citation and responses.
- Bradley Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Franklin and Marshall College, 2010. CLICK HERE to read more.
- First-place prize for Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation to Samantha Hartzell ‘12 and Chelsea Payne ‘13 Elizabethtown College at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 14, 2012. CLICK HERE to read more.
- Senate Resolution 283 (2008) The State of Pennsylvania Senate Resolution 283: "Whereas, Professor Walter's and Professor Merritts'' scientific skills, professionalism and ability to communicate this new information have provided invaluable assistance to this Commonwealth and its partners in understanding stream dynamics and integrating this knowledge into restoration efforts of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries..." CLICK HERE to continue reading.