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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Green Valleys Association
Stream Watchers

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):



Contact Information
Name:Diane Harris Street:P.O. Box 113 1285 Hollow Rd.
City: BirchrunvilleState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:19421-Phone: 610 827-7800
Email:GVA@BELLATLANTIC.NETWeb site1:http://WWW.CCIL.ORG/~GNA/HOMEPAGE.HTM
Fax: 610 827-7212Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500 Year monitoring began: 1964

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
X Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?No Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Green Valleys Association has used the data collected over 26 years to preserve 145 square miles of watersheds including French, Pigeon, Stony, Pickering, and Valley Creeks. Our area is under severe pressure from new development and commercial spring water withdrawal by Perrier.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hydrocarbons, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Birds, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research  
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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