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Monitoring program names:
Brandywine Valley Association StreamWatch

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



Contact Information
Name:Jane Fava; Barbara Beyerl Street:1760 Unionville-Wawaset Rd.
City: West ChesterState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:19382-6751Phone: 610 793-1090
Email:bvarcva@worldaxes.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 610 793-2813Web site2:


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

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1997

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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 Brandywine Valley Association StreamWatch conducts stream health monitoring and habitat assessment in the Brandywine Creek Watershed.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
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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