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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Martic Hills Watershed Association
Stream Monitoring

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

Contact Information
Name:James H. SmithStreet:385 Penncroft Dr. S.
City: HoltwoodState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:17532-Phone: 717 284-4458
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):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100 Year monitoring began: 1991

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations 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:
Martic Hills Watershed Association monitors a Pennsylvania State Scenic River (Tucquan/Clark Run) as part of our management action plan. We also monitor two other local streams for the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Lancaster County Conservancy.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Birds, Fish, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsLocal government
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government
Watershed planningOur program, Local government
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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