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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Donegal Creek Restoration Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Mark A. Metzler; Don KellyStreet:Lancaster County Conservation District 1383 Arcadia Rd.; Room 6
City: LancasterState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:17601-3149Phone: 717 299-5361
Email:LCCD@REDROSE.NETWeb site1:http://
Fax: 717 299-9459Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):2
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $300 Year monitoring began: 1994

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?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
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:
Donegal Creek Restoration Project conducts biota and water chemistry monitoring. We have eight monitoring stations within the 6.5-mile project area. Donegal Creek is a coldwater, limestone fishery. Various Best Management Practices are being installed to combat intensive agricultural land use.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

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

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government, State government
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government
Watershed planningOur program, Local government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Local government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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