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Shermans Creek Watershed Monitoring Program

Main Project Information
Goal
Task
Where 385 Dark Hollow Rd., 17090 Pennsylvania 17090 United States
Description

The Shermans Creek Watershed Monitoring Program calls on citizen scientists to conduct water quality sampling and to measure biological factors that indicate the health of the Pennsylvania creek and its response to pollution.

Volunteers measure nitrate, temperature, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, pH, and turbidity, and conduct regular bacteria monitoring and macroinvertebrate sampling at sites throughout the watershed. The data will be used to provide public education, target areas for restoration and protection projects, and help the county and municipalities with land development plans that protect Shermans Creek.

How to Join

The Shermans Creek Conservation Association is looking for volunteers. Please contact shermanscreek@embarqmail.com if you are interested in participating.

Website http://www.shermanscreek.org/monitoringprogram.htm
Required Gear

The Shermans Creek Conservation Association provides all chemical test kits and necessary training.

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags citizen-based monitoring, monitor, monitoring, stream monitoring, water pollution, water quality, watershed
Project Updated 04/10/2017