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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Mid Valley Secondary Center GLOBE Program

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


Contact Information
Name:Jane H. EvansStreet:52 Underwood Rd.
City: ThroopState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:18512-Phone: 717 489-1691
Email:evansjh@ns.neiu.k12.pa.usWeb 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):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:11

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX 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:
Mid Valley Secondary Center students collect and test water samples weekly on the Lackawanna River as it runs through Olyphant, PA. At least once a year we collect and classify macroinvertebrates.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Macroinvertebrates

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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