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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Crum Ridley Chester Volunteer Monitoring Program (CRCVMP)

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
U.S. EPA Region 3


Contact Information
Name:Frank Dowman; Bruce Grant;
Barbara Grove; Peter Weber
Street:229 E. Roland Rd.
City: ParksideState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:19015-Phone: 610 872-8054
Email:FDow@aol.comWeb site1:http://www.science.widener.edu/~grant/crc/crc_main.html
Fax: -Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? No

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):12
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1990

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
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:
The Crum Ridley Chester Volunteer Monitoring Program does monitoring once a month on various points on Chester, Ridley, and Crum Creeks for chemical parameters, and twice a year for biological data (macroinvertebrates). Selected coliform monitoring is done in the vicinity of sewage treatment plants and sewage interceptor lines.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Restoration

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyLocal government
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentLocal government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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