C-SAW includes individuals from organizations considered experts in the field of watershed studies and assessments.
Technical Assistance Providers
Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring at Dickinson College
Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) is an environmental organization at Dickinson College that empowers local communities with scientific tools to assess, protect, and restore waterways. ALLARM has provided technical assistance to volunteer stream monitors in the state of Pennsylvania since 1986.
Conemaugh Valley Conservancy
The Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team is a program of the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy. Its goals are to educate and engage citizen stewards in maintaining, enhancing and restoring the natural resources of the Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin. This is accomplished through extensive water monitoring programs, technical assistance, education initiatives, and special projects. CVC’s Natural Biodiversity program seeks to heal and support the biodiversity of our landscape and is well versed in controlling invasive plant species and establishing native habitats.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) is an environmental advocacy group working throughout the entire Delaware River Watershed including portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York. Their staff and volunteers have a breadth of knowledge about the environment as well as expertise specific to rivers and watersheds. DRN provides effective environmental advocacy, volunteer monitoring programs, stream restoration projects and public education.
Pennsylvania Lake Management Society
The Pennsylvania Lake Management Society (PALMS or PA Lakes) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the management, restoration and protection of Pennsylvania’s lakes and surrounding watersheds. PALMS is comprised of lake and watershed associations, concerned citizens, and watershed management professionals from the private and public sector with the common interest of protecting Pennsylvania lakes for future generations.
Stroud Water Research Center
Stroud Water Research Center seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water through global research, education, and restoration and to help businesses, landowners, policymakers, and individuals make informed decisions that affect water quality and availability around the world. Stroud Water Research Center is an independent, non-advocacy, not-for-profit organization.
United States Geological Survey
As the nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. USGS carries out large-scale, multi-disciplinary investigations and provides impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.
Administrative Assistance Provider
Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation & Development Council
The Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation & Development Council (PNERCD) is a community resource providing expertise in resource management and development throughout a ten county area of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Council members represent numerous interests and disciplines, including agriculture, forestry, environment, education, wildlife management, mine reclamation, recreation and economic development.