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MDE Shellfish is our newest Tier 3 group!

The CMC is excited to announce the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Shellfish monitoring program has been approved as Tier 3 for their 2019 monitoring season! Maryland’s bacteriological monitoring of shellfish growing waters started in the early 1970’s and it has grown to over 700 stations throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. All stations […]

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Data Interpretation Workshops

The CMC trained approximately 20 people in Data Interpretation and Science Communication in February. The free 2-day workshop is part of the CMC’s training services and include hands-on, immersive training in data interpretation, conceptualization, storytelling, and design and layout. One workshop was hosted at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality‘s office in Richmond, VA and the other was […]

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The CMC has a new website!

The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) is starting 2019 off fresh with a brand new website (chesapeakemonitoringcoop.org)! This website provides a platform to share CMC services and resources that have been developed over the past three years and are freely available. The CMC brings together a diverse group of people who monitor water quality to provide […]

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Check out the newly available Chesapeake Data Explorer!

The CMC is pleased to announce the Chesapeake Data Explorer is now publicly available to view and download monitoring data! This portal allows anyone to view, access, and download published monitoring data in the Data Explorer. We are continuing to add water quality data, monitoring groups, and site locations into the system. Continue to check the website to keep […]

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Memorandum of Understanding is passed to advance citizen water monitoring effectiveness!

Over the last year, the CMC has been working with the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership on an unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU aims to forge a deeper understanding of and commitment to using non-traditional water quality and benthic data in various ways. We are pleased to announce that the MOU was formally accepted by […]

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ALLARM teams up with partners to launch stream volunteer monitoring program

On October 25th, ALLARM teamed up with students and faculty at York College of Pennsylvania and the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper to launch ALLARM’s Susquehanna Stream Team volunteer monitoring program. This new initiative of ALLARM aims to engage volunteers to collect scientific data of known quality that can inform local approaches to achieving improved watershed health […]

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New CMC Sessions at the Watershed Forum!

There are several sessions where you can connect with the CMC. Each session includes fun, hands-on activities related to monitoring local streams. We hope you can make it to at least one of our sessions! The CMC sessions are: 1:30 Friday afternoon – Taste of the CMC (Session A) 3:30 Friday afternoon – Data Interpretation […]

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Upcoming Events

Mar 30

Alexandria IWLA Chapter Benthic Training

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stafford, VA

IWLA Alexandria Chapter

IWLA is providing a benthic macroinvertebrate training for people who wish to become certified VASOS monitors.

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Apr 3

River Watch DC Training

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Washington, DC

Learn about Water Quality and gain hands on experience recording and testing samples throughout the District. Anyone 18 years and older, or kids with a chaperone can help! Volunteers must attend one training session to be certified as a DOEE Water Quality Citizen Scientist.

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Apr 10

River Watch DC Training

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Chevy Chase, MD

Learn about Water Quality and gain hands on experience recording and testing samples throughout the District. Anyone 18 years and older, or kids with a chaperone can help! Volunteers must attend one training session to be certified as a DOEE Water Quality Citizen Scientist.

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Apr 26

Data Interpretation Webinar

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online

Led by the Integration & Application Network (IAN) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, this one-day webinar is a follow up to the February workshop in Carlisle, PA. Participants will gain the tools and knowhow for effectively understanding and communicating their data.

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