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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.

The resources below 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 citizen scientists and watershed groups working in other locations.

General Resources

  • Monitor My Watershed
  • Check the Monitor My Watershed Help page for links to these resources and more:
    • Monitor My Watershed Manual (step-by-step instructions for data sharing)
    • Quick Guides
      • Monitor My Watershed Quick Reference Guide
      • Uploading Data and Filling Data Gaps
      • Data Patterns Quick Guide
    • Monitor My Watershed Instructional Video Playlist
    • Curricula
    • Getting Started with the Mayfly Data Logger (hardware details, software instructions, monitoring station manual)

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

November 21, 2021

October 21, 2021

August 19, 2021

July 15, 2021

June 17, 2021

May 20, 2021

April 15, 2021

March 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

January 21, 2021

December 17, 2020

November 19, 2020

October 15, 2020

September 17, 2020

August 20, 2020

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

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

National Monitoring Conference, April 2021, Online
  • 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, Online
  • 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, 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