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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Keystone Watershed Monitoring Network

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


Contact Information
Name:Susan Brockman CohenStreet:610 N. Third Street
City: HarrisburgState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:17101Phone: 717-234-7910
Email:sbrockman@pawatersheds.orgWeb site1:http://pawatersheds.org/KWN
Fax: 717-234-7929Web site2:www.pawatersheds.org


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

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:
Statewide Network

Program description:
The Keystone Watershed Monitoring Network, initiated in 1999, is a statewide association of citizen monitors, agencies and organizations that was established to promote volunteer monitoring to protect and improve the quality of Pennsylvania's watersheds. The Keystone Watershed Monitoring Network works to serve the PA volunteer monitoring community in an effort to achieve the following goals: 1) Advance the recognition and credibility of volunteer monitors; 2) Facilitate communication and informaiton exchange; 3) Serve as a statewide clearinghouse of monitoring information; 4) Address volunteer monitoring needs; 5) Coordinate training protocols, workshops, and monitoring materials; and 6) Elevate effectiveness of volunteer monitors.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Lake or Pond, Land, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:



Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
Education 
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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