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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks Watershed Education

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

Contact Information
Name:Terri Kromel Street:P.O. Box 8551
City: HarrisburgState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:17105-8551Phone: 717 783-4356 site1:http://
Fax: 717 787-8817Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:50 Students Number:4950

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $3000 Year monitoring began: 1972

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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks Water Quality Monitoring Program assists schools in monitoring physical, chemical, and biological parameters at least 4 times per school year. Data is reviewed at yearly seminars offered for students and teachers.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

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


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