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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Friends of the Nescopeck
Little Nescopeck Creek-Jeddo Tunnel Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Alan C. Gregory; Drew MagillStreet:P.O. Box 367
City: SybertsvilleState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:18251-Phone: 717 788-1599 717 788 1425
Email:meg5@psu.eduWeb 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):4
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1993

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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:
Friends of the Nescopeck monitors the acid mine drainage discharge of the Jeddo Mine Tunnel and its effect on the Little Nescopeck and main Nescopeck Creeks. We also do routine testing at sites along the Susquehanna River below the mouth of Nescopeck Creek.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream, Wetland

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

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Birds, Exotic / Invasive species, Fish, Habitat assessments, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:
Japanese honeysuckle;purple loosestrife;;

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementState government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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