Streamwatch training workshop
Saturday, May 20 at 10am
Would you like to be a Streamwatcher?
Attend a training session and join the BWA’s first and longest running program, Streamwatch. Become one of the 50+ volunteers who monitor and act as stewards of the streams near their homes. Water quality data is collected monthly to provide a graphic, long-term snapshot of the health of our streams.
This Streamwatch training session will be led by BWA member Darryl Speicher.
ABOUT THE CLEAN WATER ACT
River Network and Resource Media provides an overview of the history and contents of the Clean Water Act including designated uses, water quality criteria, and antidegradation (as well as what all that means!). It’s a great primer for community scientists, monitoring program staff, or anyone else interested in Clean Water Act policy and advocacy.
- For River Network’s Clean Water Act resource page, click here.
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.
in the BRODHEAD CREEK (MAP – UPPER) (MAP – LOWER)
in the MCMICHAEL CREEK WATERSHED (McMichael map 2020)
in the PARADISE CREEK WATERSHED ( MAP)
in the POCONO CREEK WATERSHED (MAP)
in the MARSHALLS CREEK WATERSHED (MAP)
in the CHERRY CREEK WATERSHED (MAP)
CONDUCTIVITY & CHLORIDE MONITORING PROJECT
Real Time Data from around the Watershed
Automated data loggers (“Mayfly loggers”) are installed around the watershed and transmit data (via a cell phone link) to the MonitorMyWatershed website, where it can be viewed and downloaded to your phone or computer.
View a map of data loggers installed by BWA around the watershed: BWA Data Loggers Click on the Pin to see more.
Visit the MonitorMyWatershed website to explore real time data across the country.
And explore these loggers installed by East Stroudsburg University
MONROE COUNTY WATER QUALITY REPORTS
2020 Monroe County Water Quality Study
2019 Monroe County Water Quality Study
2018 Monroe County Water Quality Study
2017 Monroe County Water Quality Study
View the 2017 site map; and the 2017 site chart
IBI scores by Sub-Watershed (2017)
2016 Monroe County Water Quality Study
2015 Monroe County Water Quality Study
To see the locations tested, click HERE.
To see the chemical data at those locations, click HERE.
For the full report, click HERE.
Everyone can be a steward.
Who to Call When
The steps to take and the proper authority(s) to call when you see what you believe is a problem with a stream.