CMC Team

The CMC is supported by four partner organizations that act as the CMC service providers.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (ACB) is the CMC service provider for tier 1 and 2 water quality monitoring groups in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Delaware. This includes:

  • Conducting study design workshops, water quality trainings and additional monitoring support.
  • Providing support to form new monitoring groups in the region.
  • Providing support for integrating data into the Chesapeake Data Explorer.
  • Project management of the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative partnership.

Izaak Walton League of America

The Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) is the CMC service provider for tier 1 and 2 benthic monitoring groups in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Delaware. This includes:

  • Conducting benthic macroinvertebrate training and recertification workshops.
  • Providing support to form new monitoring groups in the region.
  • Providing support for integrating data into the Chesapeake Data Explorer.
  • Project coordination of the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative partnership.

Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring

The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA is the CMC service provider for tier 1 and 2 volunteer monitoring groups in Pennsylvania and New York. This includes:

  • Conducting study design workshops, water quality and benthic macroinvertebrate trainings and additional monitoring support.
  • Providing support to form new monitoring groups in the region.
  • Providing support for integrating data into the Chesapeake Data Explorer.

University of Maryland Center for Environment Science

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is the CMC service provider for Tier 3 groups and data interpretation and communication. This includes:

  • Facilitating the Tier 3 Tidal Water Quality auditing process through the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Data Integrity Workgroup.
  • Providing data interpretation and communication training to all monitors in the watershed.
  • Providing support for all aspects of the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative’s communication plan.

Questions about joining the CMC?

Contact Liz Chudoba, Program Manager at info@chesapeakemonitoringcoop.org or 804-793-8785