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Delaware River Watershed Initiative Resources

General Resources

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.

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.
  • 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.

Project Updates/Summaries

Meetings, Workshops, and Conferences

October 15, 2020

September 17, 2020

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.

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

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

May 24, 2019:  EnviroDIY Monitoring Station User Group Gathering at Great Marsh Institute

Delaware Watershed Congress, September 21-25, 2020, Online

Delaware Watershed Research Conference, November 19, 2019, at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Darby Creek Watershed 101 Online Workshops

Watershed 101

May 18-19, and 31, 2017 at Stroud Water Research Center

Watershed 102: Aquatic Ecology as It Relates to Watershed Restoration and Protection

September 24-25, 2019, at Stroud Water Research Center

Watershed 201, Measuring Stream Discharge and Suspended Sediment

June 7, 2019, at Willistown Conservation Trust