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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
EL Rose Conservancy Watershed Watch
Community Stream Monitoring

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

Contact Information
Name:Tim MatthewsStreet:Rte 167
City: Silver LakeState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:18812Phone:
Email:water@elrose.orgWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):30
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:TBD Students Number:TBD

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $25,000 Year monitoring began: 2011

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:xALLARM

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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:
Community Watershed monitoring, using the ALLARM protocol, for early warning of changes in local streams due to gas industry activity.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Flow/Water level, pH, TSS/TDS

Biological monitoring:
Birds, Fish, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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