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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Darby Creek Valley Association
Stream Watch

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



Contact Information
Name:Carol Killmaier Street:476 Southcroft Rd.
City: SpringfieldState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:19064-Phone: 610 690-1632
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):25
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:5 Students Number:100

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX 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:
DCVA Stream Watch monitors streams in the Darby Creek watershed in southeast Pennsylvania. We use benthic macroinvertebrates as the primary indicator of stream health, and also evaluate stream habitat and monitor a few chemical parameters. We hope to monitor 5 sites at least once a year. We hold fiels days for menbers and volunteers, give workshops on macroinvertebate identification, and work to involve local schools.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Hardness, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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