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 of Susquehanna tributaries. Approximately 15 students and 4 faculty members were trained to collect baseline water quality data on a monthly basis, and they will start monitoring four new sites next month. York County is a priority watershed for monitoring and restoration in the PA Bay region, so it is exciting for ALLARM to pilot its Stream Team program.
Photo by Helen Schlimm