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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Mill Creek Coalition of Clarion and Jefferson Counties

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

Contact Information
Name:Peter Dalby, PhD;
Terry Morrow
Street:6 E. 8th Ave.
City: ClarionState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:16214-Phone: 814 226-2164
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 814 226-2731Web 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:3 Students Number:5

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1990

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
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? Yes

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:
The Mill Creek Coalition is involved in restoring portions of the 60-square-mile watershed to a viable cold-water fishery. Approximately 70% of the watershed has been seriously degraded due to acid, high-iron discharges entering Mill Creek as a result of past coal strip mining. Parts of the watershed have recovered, primarily through construction fo passive treatment systems established at over a dozen dischge points.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Metals, Pesticides, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Fish, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, State government
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government, Federal government, University scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, University scientists
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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