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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Environmental Action Committee

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

Contact Information
Name:Matthew Polis Street:Box 200
City: LenhartsvilleState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:19534-Phone: 610 756-6855
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? 0

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):30
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

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

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?1 Is it state-approved?0
EPA-approved? 0

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?1

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Environmental Action Committee monitors Pine Creek in Albany Township, Maiden Creek in Albany and Greenwich Townships, and the Schuylkill River in Berks County.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

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

Exotic/Invasive Species:
purple loosestrife;;;

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program
LegislationOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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