About ALLARM's blog

Welcome to the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring’s (ALLARM) blog! The ALLARM team has a number of fun adventures working with communities and volunteers interested in assessing the health of their streams. The goal of our blog is to share our experiences and bring you on our journey. We hope you learn more about community-based science and the amazing work taking place in Pennsylvania and New York. If you would like to learn more about ALLARM, go to: dickinson.edu/allarm

Address: Dickinson College/ALLARM
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013

Tel: (717) 245-1565
Email: allarm@dickinson.edu

Volunteer Monitoring

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

I am part of the Stormwater team at ALLARM. One of my tasks is to educate the public about what Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) are and how to manage stormwater through different plans (Stormwater Management Plans). Every plan focuses on six Minimum Control…

The LeTort Monitoring Experience

Event information: LeTort monitoring, December 10, Carlisle, PA LeTort Monitoring is carried out monthly by staff at the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM), and includes taking dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, dissolved solids, nitrates, orthophosphates, and turbidity measurements at various sites along the LeTort. In…

Stream Team Workshop

Event Information: Stream Team Workshop, December 4, Wrightsville, Pennsylvania On December 4, I had my first Stream Team workshop in York County, PA. At first I was nervous because this was my second workshop, but as Julie Vastine, Director of ALLARM, was presenting the objectives…