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Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR) hosted an informative webinar by Suzanna Windon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Youth and Adult Leadership at Penn State University: “Volunteer Motivations, Management, Recruitment, and Retention.” The ISOTURE volunteer model that Dr. Windon discussed seems like an excellent model for DRWI watershed groups to consider, in general and in relation to working with EnviroDIY monitoring stations.
- Webinar recording
- Boyce, V.M. A Systematic Approach to Leadership. 1971. Department of Agriculture Extension Service, Washington, D.C.
- Denny, M. ISOTURE: A Model for Effective Volunteer Management. 2019. Mississippi State University Extension, Mississippi State, Mississippi.
- Dodd, C., and C. Bolman. Volunteer Administration in the 21st Century: ISOTURE: A Model for Volunteer Management. 2010. Cooperative Extension Program, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas.
The WikiWatershed Toolkit is a suite of digital resources designed to help citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, researchers, educators, and students advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water. The toolkit includes:
- Model My Watershed®, a web app that lets you analyze geospatial data, model storms, and compare conservation or development scenarios in a watershed.
- Monitor My Watershed®, a data portal for visualization of environmental sensor and macroinvertebrate monitoring data.
- A Runoff Simulation that shows how land use and soil together determine whether rainfall infiltrates into the soil, runs off into streams, or is evaporated and transpired by plants.
- EnviroDIY™, a community of do-it-yourself enthusiasts sharing open-source ideas for environmental science and monitoring.
- Leaf Pack Network®, an international network of teachers, students, and citizen monitors investigating their local stream ecosystems.
- The Water Quality mobile app for recording water-monitoring data and enhancing learning activities for students and citizen scientists.
Meetings, Workshops, and Conferences
October 15, 2020
- Introduction and Updates
- Owner/Manager Presentation: Watershed Stories: Temperature Monitoring and Station Maintenance for Citizen Science, Robert Sarnoski, Pennsylvania Master Naturalist
- Focus Topic: Ecological Significance of Water Temperature, John Jackson, Ph.D., Stroud Water Research Center
- Video Recording
September 17, 2020
- Introduction and Updates
- Owner/Manager Presentation: Pickering Creek Sediment Inputs and Outputs, Mike Bullard, Green Valleys Watershed Association
- Focus Topic: Pressure Transducer/Depth, Shannon Hicks and Rachel Johnson, Stroud Water Research Center
- Video Recording
August 20, 2020
October 14, 2020: Master Naturalist Workshop at Green Valleys Watershed Association. Ecological patterns seen in data from online in-stream sensors, Carol Armstrong
May 17, 2020: Master Watershed Steward EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Support Workshop, online.
- Video recording
- Main presentation
- Specific conductivity in streams and rivers of the Delaware River Basin, Diana Oviedo-Vargas, Ph.D., Stroud Water Research Center
- Spatial and temporal patterns of water temperature in streams and rivers of the Delaware River Basin, Marc Peipoch, Ph.D., Stroud Water Research Center
February 29, 2020: Monitor My Watershed Teach-the-Teacher Workshop at The Nature Place, Berks Nature
October 18, 2019: EnviroDIY Monitoring Station User Group Gathering at Brodhead Creek Heritage Center
- Video recordings: Part I and Part II
- Updates on monitoring station network, David Bressler, Stroud Water Research Center
- Stream discharge rating curves, Dave Yake, Watershed Hydrological Analysis Team
- Webinar recording: Using Monitor My Watershed for EnviroDIY Monitoring Station data
August 10, 2019: EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Management Workshop at Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Maintenance and quality control presentation. Facilitators: David Bressler, Paul Wilson, Carol Armstrong, Christa Reeves, Levi Morris, Ben Laubach
July 20, 2019: Master Watershed Steward EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Training at Berks County Agricultural Center
- Maintenance and quality control presentation
- EnviroDIY Field Visit Data sheet (completed for UT to Plum Run at the time of training
- Maps of monitoring station locations (note: these are only the stations that were candidate stations for Master Watershed Steward support. See Monitor My Watershed for locations of all monitoring station sites.)
May 24, 2019: EnviroDIY Monitoring Station User Group Gathering at Great Marsh Institute
- Video recording
- Monitoring station user group gathering updates, David Bressler, Stroud Water Research Center
- Quantifying sediment sources in the Pickering Creek, Mike Bullard, Green Valleys Watershed Association
- Primrose Creek: a little creek with big issues, Francis Collins, Primrose Creek Watershed Association
- Connecting students from The Hill School to the Schuylkill River, Sarah Crothers, Schuylkill River Greenways
- Addressing upstream impacts on streams in First State National Historical Park, Kim Hachadoorian, The Nature Conservancy in Delaware
- Ridley Creek monitoring stations at Ashbridge Preserve, Lauren McGrath, Willistown Conservation Trust
- Supporting the Mayfly water sensor loggers at Great Marsh, Jim Moore, Great Marsh Institute
- Gaining an understanding of the water quality on two reaches of the Pickering Creek, George Seeds, PSU Master Watershed Steward
- Engaging undergraduate and graduate students: building constituencies to protect clean water, Paul Wilson, East Stroudsburg University
- Watershed sediment model, Dave Yake, Watershed Hydrological Analysis Team
Delaware Watershed Congress, September 21-25, 2020, Online
- Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Stream Conductivity and Temperature in the Delaware Basin; Diana Oviedo-Vargas, Ph.D., Marc Peipoch, Ph.D., and David Bressler.
- Patterns and Processes of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in the Delaware River Basin; Raven Bier, Ph.D., and Jinjun Kan, Ph.D. Watch video
- Updates and Improvements to the Online Water Quality Modeling Application, Model My Watershed; David Arscott, Ph.D. Watch video
Delaware Watershed Research Conference, November 19, 2019, at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- Part 1: Citizen science and continuous sensors – spatial and temporal patterns of specific conductivity and water temperature in streams and rivers of the Delaware River Basin, David Bressler
- Part 2: Spatio-temporal patterns of specific conductivity in streams and rivers of the Delaware River Basin, Diana Oviedo-Vargas, Ph.D.
- Part 3: Spatio-temporal patterns of water temperature in streams and rivers of the Delaware River Basin, Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.
Darby Creek Watershed 101 Online Workshops
- April 11, 2020: Introduction to Water Quality Data
- April 16, 2020: Lunch With Bugs
- April 23, 2020: Introduction to Model My Watershed
- April 30, 2020: Winter/Summer Salt Watch
- May 20, 2020: Invasive Species and the Northern Snakehead
- May 27, 2020: Birds of the Darby Creek Watershed
- June 22, 2020: The Fish of Darby Creek
- July 22, 2020: Microplastics in Riverine Systems
- July 30, 2020: Edible Plants
May 18-19, and 31, 2017 at Stroud Water Research Center
- WS101 Agenda May 18-19, 31, 2017
- WS101 Day 1 Introduction
- WS101 Day 1 Scope and Scale
- WS101 Day 1 Physical
- WS101 Day 1 Chemistry
- WS101 Day 2 Microbiology
- WS101 Day 2 Algae
- WS101 Day 2 Macroinvertebrates
- WS101 Day 2 Fish
- WS101 Day 3 Monitoring and Study Design
- WS101 Day 3 Scope and Scale
- WS101 Day 3 Monitoring Physical
- WS101 Day 3 Monitoring Chemistry
- WS101 Day 3 Monitoring Microbiology
- WS101 Day 3 Monitoring Algae
- WS101 Day 3 Monitoring Macroinvertebrates
- WS101 Day 3 Monitoring Fish
Watershed 102: Aquatic Ecology as It Relates to Watershed Restoration and Protection
September 24-25, 2019, at Stroud Water Research Center
- Introduction and Overview, David Bressler
- Watershed Restoration: Scope and Scale, Matt Ehrhart
- Watershed Hydrology and Geomorphology, Melinda Daniels, Ph.D.
- Water Chemistry: Nitrogen and Phosphorus, Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.
- Chemical Contaminants, Diana Oviedo-Vargas, Ph.D.
- Microorganisms in Fresh Waters, Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.
- An Introduction to Biological Stream Condition and Restoration, John Jackson, Ph.D.
Watershed 201, Measuring Stream Discharge and Suspended Sediment
June 7, 2019, at Willistown Conservation Trust
- Recorded presentations
- PDFs of PowerPoint presentations
- Measuring Discharge, Collecting TSS Samples, Measuring TSS, and Setting Up a Low-Cost TSS Lab, David Bressler, Stroud Water Research Center
- TSS Test: A Citizen Scientist Adaptation, Watershed Hydrological Analysis Team