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Become a Steward of Your Local Stream

BWA's first and longest running program is the highly successful Volunteer Streamwatch. This program enlists the help of nearly 90 volunteers who monitor and act as stewards of the streams near their homes. Volunteers collect water quality data from one or more sites once a month. The data is entered into a database used to provide a graphic, long-term snapshot of the health of the streams.

The largest benefit of the program, however, is the continued stewardship that volunteers provide by observing the day- to-day changes in their stream. Almost 100 sites are monitored throughout the watershed.


Become a Streamwatcher.

What's it like to be a Streamwatcher? Click here for a summary of what these vital volunteers do.

Can you commit 1-2 hours on a monthly basis to monitor one or more streams near your home? Read more at our Streamwatch Volunteer page.



Training sessions for 2018 will be led by Jackie Speicher.

Come join us to learn more about volunteering.


Both sessions will be held at Northampton Community College's Tannersville campus.


Choose one of these sessions:

Thursday, March 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.,

in Pocono Hall, Room 108.


Saturday, March 24,  from 10 a.m. to noon,

in Kapp Hall, Room 104.


If you would like to attend, please register by calling 570-839-1120

or emailing


Click here for a printable flier about the event.


For information about our outreach Streamwatch program in the northeastern Pennsylvania/lower New York area, click here. This is a grant-funded educational outreach administered by Jackie Speicher.

Streamwatch Sites:

on the Brodhead Creek   (map - upper)  (map - lower)
in the McMichael Creek watershed   (map)
in the Paradise Creek watershed   (map)
in the Pocono Creek watershed   (map)
in the Marshalls Creek watershed  (map)
in the Cherry Creek watershed   (map)


Summer fecal coliform monitoring

is an important part of the Streamwatch program. Read more about it here.


2015 testing results

Monroe County Water Quality Study 2015 results are in!

To see the locations tested, click here.

To see the chemical data logged at those locations, click here.

For a downloadable Excel report on the IBI (Index of Biotic Integrity) of Macroinvertebrates, click here.


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