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

Happy Streamwatchers

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.


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.

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

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.