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CMC on the NWQMC Webinar

CMC Shines on the NWQMC Webinar The CMC team leads, Liz Chudoba, Julie Vastine, Sam Briggs, and Peter Tango, recently presented on the National Water Quality Monitoring Council’s (NWQMC) webinar series. The NWQMC was created in 1997 as a vehicle for bringing together diverse expertise needed to develop collaborative approaches for monitoring and assessing our […]

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CMC at the MWMC Conference

PFAS and Chloride Pollution at the MWMC Conference This December the Izaak Walton League of America’s (IWLA) Clean Water Team attended and tabled at the 2022 Maryland Water Monitoring Council’s (MWMC) conference in Linthicum Heights, MD. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) runs the conference every year as an opportunity for all stakeholders across […]

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CMC at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum

Collaborative presentation at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum! With the announcement of this year’s Chesapeake Watershed Forum theme, “Nature in Your Neighborhood: Connecting Communities to the Outdoors,” the CMC team was excited to propose a session that would highlight the benefits of community based aquatic assessments. Water quality monitoring is a great way for  a community […]

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IWLA Training New Monitors

Fall Training and Monitoring Recap The Izaak Walton League’s Virginia Save Our Streams program wrapped up the fall training and monitoring season with three recent events. We hosted a second training at Lake Anna State Park in Virgina to certify even more monitors in the area. A crew of new monitors in the area will […]

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Stream Team Monitoring Macros

Stream Team’s Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Fall Recap This fall, ALLARM’s Stream Team piloted new engagement and workshop strategies for monitoring benthic macroinvertebrates. We hosted the first workshop early September on the Yellow Breeches Creek at Stuart Park at Barnitz Mill. Stream Teams from both watersheds in Cumberland County were represented, in addition to Swatara Creek in […]

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Volunteer Monitoring Across the Pond

Water quality monitoring by volunteers in the UK! The Chesapeake Bay Program’s (CBP) monitoring work and programs have been highlighted in a recent article by The Guardian. The United Kingdom’s Environment Agency (EA) is spending £7 million across England and Wales to set up a volunteer monitoring program modelled after work being done by the […]

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Stream Team Data Stories

                Stream Team Data Stories: New Parameters! In the spring of 2022, Stream Team volunteers monitoring 62 sites participated in a data interpretation process. As monitors recounted stream conditions in relationship to their values, it confirmed for the ALLARM team that the additional parameters of water stage and […]

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VA SOS is Growing!

VA SOS Network Continues to Grow! Virginia Save Our Streams volunteers enjoyed the cooler fall temperatures during our September trainings. On September 10th, three longstanding monitors from the Blue Ridge Foothills and Lake Master Naturalist Chapter were certified as volunteer trainers at the Booker T. Washington National Monument. They will help grow the VA SOS […]

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Chesapeake Water Watch

Volunteer Monitoring Opportunity! Researchers at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center are developing new ways to assess water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. They are partnering with Riverkeepers and individuals collecting data with simple-to-use scientific equipment and applications on their smartphone. The information collected will help researchers understand the extent to which we can use satellite […]

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Restoration Monitoring Protocol Testing

In late August, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (ACB) and Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) staff met with our partners from the Stroud Water Research Center to test out our new Restoration Monitoring Protocol. The protocol has been developed with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) over the last 8 months. The […]

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