Chesapeake Bay Forum 2020

The Chesapeake Bay Forum, an annual event attended by individuals with a like-interest in protecting and improving the health of our watershed, took a unique spin this year to cater to pandemic safety precautions, and was entirely virtual. Instead of travelling to West Virginia to…

A Virtual Chemical Monitoring Workshop

On November 9th, 2020, ALLARM held a stream team workshop with York County’s Master Watershed Stewards. This training session went through our stream team manual and the chemical tests our volunteers do to show step-by-step demonstrations on each chemical test, which includes the conductivity, nitrate-nitrogen,…

CDWS Webinar

On October 6, 2020 I was fortunate enough to represent ALLARM by presenting in a session in the Pennsylvania Conservation District Watershed Specialist Webinar series alongside Julie Vastine and Shante Toledo. This event (replacing the in-person conference conditions) marks the 20th year of the Conservation…

Allegheny County Data Interpretation

On September 30th, ALLARM was invited by the Allegheny County Conservation District to lead a Data Interpretation Webinar as a part of their “advocate for your watershed” series. Julie Vastine, ALLARM's Director, and Suzanne Hartley, ALLARM's Assistant Director, led the webinar with the goal of…

Streaming Stream Team Workshops: A New, Virtual Era

Isabel: On August 31, ALLARM hosted their first virtual chemical training workshop for Lackawanna and Luzerne Master Watershed Stewards who are participating in ALLARM’s Stream Team program.  It was an exciting milestone because adapting to online workshops allows us to continue training new volunteers even…

Stream Team is Refreshed!

Event: Stream Team Refresher Training ALLARMies: Julie Vastine, Suzanne Hartley, Hayat Rasul, Hiba Aoid, Isabel Ruff   On July 15, 2020, ALLARM hosted a virtual refresher meeting for Stream Team volunteers. After suspending volunteer monitoring for four months due to the pandemic, this meeting was…

Data Contribution from Columbia County

Columbia Stream Team Virtual Data Explorer Meeting Participants: Hiba Aoid '21, Rachel Krewson '20, Karan Shakya '20, Helen Schlimm On March 26, 2020, Community Science Specialist Helen Schlimm along with three watershed coordinators Rachel Krewson, Karan Shakya, and myself, held a virtual Zoom meeting with…

Spotlight: Johnston Run Revitalization Council

The zoom Data Interpretation meeting on April 4th, 2020 with the Johnston’s Run Revitalization volunteer monitoring group was bittersweet for me in my final days as a Watershed Coordinator at ALLARM. As the first group I helped to train when I joined ALLARM, Johnston’s Run…

Student Employment Appreciation Week

Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) would like to acknowledge and celebrate the work our Watershed Coordinators have done this year to support the organization and our community volunteers for student employment appreciation week. Over the 2019-2020 academic year, our Watershed Coordinators have... co-lead 6…

Data Upload Workshop: Cumberland County Stream Team

February 18, 2020 ALLARM Members: Helen Schlimm '17, Suzanne Hartley, Karan Shakya '20 On February 5, ALLARM invited the Stream Team from Cumberland County for their QC (Quality Control) sample submission and to introduce them on how to submit their results to the Chesapeake Data…

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