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Delaware River Watershed Initiative Resources

The Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI) is a cross-cutting collaboration that is working to conserve and restore the streams that supply drinking water to 15 million people in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. In direct support of this initiative, Stroud Water Research Center is facilitating efforts to improve the capacity of watershed groups to conduct scientific investigations associated with DRWI projects, as well as to build general knowledge on the ecology of their watersheds and the broader basin.

These resources were created by the Stroud Center to assist DRWI efforts specifically focused on stream monitoring using EnviroDIY Monitoring Stations. They may also be of interest to community scientists and watershed groups working in other locations.


EnviroDIY Field Visit Data

EnviroDIY Field Visit Data Form (Online)

EnviroDIY Field Visit Data Sheets (Printable)


EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Help Resources

Manual and Appendices

The Stroud Center created a manual to help you build, program, and install an EnviroDIY Monitoring Station and appendices to help you manage your station. Please leave feedback on the individual articles so that we can continue to improve the documentation.

Quick Guides

Service Requests

Support Supplies

Troubleshooting

Video Tutorials

Visit the EnviroDIY Videos page.


Salt Monitoring Resources


Data and Data Visualization Resources


Volunteer Management Guidance Materials

Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers 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.


WikiWatershed Toolkit

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

Project Updates/Summaries


Meetings, Workshops, and Conferences

Monthly EnviroDIY-DRWI User Group Meetings

YouTube play icon

Link to the playlist of all monthly meeting video recordings

April 21, 2022: Winter Storm Chloride/Conductivity Rating Curves; A Multi-Factor Index to Describe Water Quality Using Continuous Data in the Delaware River Basin, Diana Oviedo-Vargas, Stroud Water Research Center

March 17, 2022: Results of Recent Surveys Focused on CSci and Monitoring Terminology, Salt in Tap Water, and Winter Storm Salt Levels; Technology Updates From Shannon Hicks

January 20, 2022: Monitor My Watershed Updates and Anticipated Upgrades in 2022; Shannon Hicks, Stroud Water Research Center

December 16, 2021: EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Winter Maintenance; David Bressler, Stroud Water Research Center

November 21, 2021: Developing and Using a Conductivity-Chloride Rating Curve; David Bressler, Stroud Water Research Center

October 21, 2021: No Presentation

August 19, 2021: EnviroDIY Brings Together Non-Profits, Communities, and Agencies to Monitor Aquatic Resources; Jake Lemon and Matt Barney, Trout Unlimited

July 15, 2021: Evapotranspiration Performance of Vegetated Stormwater Control Measures; Michael Burns, Villanova University

June 17, 2021: Where Have We Come From and Where Are We Going? Dave Bressler, Stroud Water Research Center

May 20, 2021: Water Temperature – Part 1 – Thermal Characteristics of Streams; John Jackson, Ph.D., Stroud Water Research Center

April 15, 2021: Investigating Stream Response to Road De-Icing Agents; Patty Haug, West Chester University graduate student and Master Watershed Steward

March 18, 2021: Turbidity, Part II: What is it? Why do we measure it? How is it used to assess stream health? Sara Damiano, Stroud Water Research Center

February 18, 2021: Turbidity, Part I: What is it? What does it mean for stream health? Scott Ensign, Ph.D., Stroud Water Research Center

January 21, 2021: Using Continuous Monitoring Data to Develop an Upper Paulins Kill Characterization Report for Guiding Watershed Management and Decision-Making, Kristine Rogers, Wallkill River Watershed Management Group, and Juniper Leifer, Lopatcong Creek Initiative

December 17, 2020: Monitoring and Litigation in a Watershed with Quarry Dewatering, Sinkholes, and Subterranean Stream Flow, Francis Collins, Primrose Creek Watershed Association

November 19, 2020: Watershed Monitored With SL137 (UNT Cobbs Creek): How Did We Get Where We Are Today? Derron LaBrake, Darby Creek Valley Association

October 15, 2020: Watershed Stories: Temperature Monitoring and Station Maintenance for Citizen Science, Robert Sarnoski, Pennsylvania Master Naturalist

September 17, 2020: Pickering Creek Sediment Inputs and Outputs, Mike Bullard, Green Valleys Watershed Association

August 20, 2020: How I Have Used EnviroDIY, Christa Reeves, Musconetcong Watershed Association


User Support Workshops and Trainings

October 5-6, 2021: 2021 Watershed Specialist Meeting

  • Building an EnviroDIY Monitoring Station, David Bressler, Stroud Water Research Center: Presentation PDF | Video
  • Managing an EnviroDIY Monitoring Station and Using Monitor My Watershed, David Bressler, Stroud Water Research Center: Presentation PDF | Video

June 23, 2021: EnviroDIY Mayfly Monitoring Station Troubleshooting Virtual Workshop

October 14, 2020: Master Naturalist Workshop at Green Valleys Watershed Association

May 17, 2020: Master Watershed Steward EnviroDIY Monitoring Station Support Workshop

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

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


Conference Presentations

2021 Watershed Congress, September 23

  • EnviroDIY in the Delaware Basin: Where Have We Come From, Where Are We Going? PDF | Video

National Monitoring Conference, April 2021

  • Continuous Monitoring Stations in the Delaware River Basin for Understanding Individual Sites and Regional Patterns: PDFVideo

Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference, November 12-13, 2020

  • Volunteer Monitoring: How to Survey Streams and Build Volunteer Monitoring Capacity; Juniper Leifer (Lopatcong Creek Initiative) and Erin Stretz (The Watershed Institute). Watch video

Delaware Watershed Congress, September 21-25, 2020

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


Watershed Ecology Workshops

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

Model My Watershed Maintenance

Model My Watershed will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Monday, January 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. The model will be unavailable during that time.

Upgrade announcement coming soon!