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 and follow us on social media @ALLARMwater!

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

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

Volunteer Monitoring

Getting Ready for Data Upload

On Tuesday November 14th, I had the opportunity to attend my first virtual data upload workshop alongside Isabel Ruff (Volunteer Monitoring Specialist) and Prerana Patil ’24. The goal of the workshop was to guide volunteers through the process of uploading their monthly baseline water quality…

Indigenous Knowledge at the ChesapeakeWatershed Forum

At 6:30 am on Saturday, November 4th, ten student watershed coordinators and two full-time staff piled into a van to head to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum in Shepherdstown, WV. The Chesapeake Watershed Forum is an annual watershed-wide event where restoration and protection practitioners gather…

From Database to Data Interpretation – Behind the Scenes

Every month, ALLARM's Stream Team volunteers collect baseline water quality data, and upload data into the Chesapeake Data Explorer where the log of data is kept. These data, while available at all times and a very helpful resource, downloads as a massive excel sheet which…