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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Hella Henriksen;
Jim Nutt; Fred Stine
Street:P.O. Box 326
City: Washington CrossingState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:18977-0326Phone: 215 493-1188 609 854 5108
Email:drkn@libertynet.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 215 369-1181Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):200
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:4 Students Number:50

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $50000 Year monitoring began: 1991

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

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Delaware Riverkeeper works to protect and restore the Delaware River, its tributaries, and habitats through advocacy, enforcement, and citizen action.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentLocal government, State government, Federal government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
EnforcementOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
State 305(b) report 


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