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C-SAW Offers Free Assistance for Cleaner Water Resources

The Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds (C-SAW) is offering both organizational and scientific assistance, made possible by a Growing Greener grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. ALLARM Director Julie Vastine says, "C-SAW has been a crucial program to ensure that volunteers have access to technical support to make their monitoring programs strong and scientifically robust." Learn More.

Monitoring Marcellus: A Case Study of a Collaborative Volunteer Monitoring Project to Document the Impact of Unconventional Shale Gas Extraction on Small Streams

Written by Candie Wilderman and Jinnie Monismith. Published in the inagural Citizen Science Association Journal, this paper documents the operational models of Public Participation in Scientific Research (PPSR) used by ALLARM, describes the volunteer monitoring protocol developed, and examines three years of water quality results from hundreds of monitoring sites in Pennsylvania and New York. Read the paper here.

Test of Time: ALLARM Turns 30

ALLARM recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and 30 years of volunteer monitoring programs in Pennsylvania! Learn more about our past, present and future projects in the citizen science/volunteer monitoring world.

Sustain IT Workshop: Rain Barrel Building With ALLARM

In this short clip, Dickinson community members and ALLARM staff build and construct rain barrels to be handed out to Carlisle residents later in the Spring. Through a partnership with the Carlisle Borough, all Borough residents can sign up to receive a rain barrel!

Getting Pennsylvania Back on Track - Dickinson College

Director Julie Vastine discusses ALLARM's role in a multi-state, multi-organizational federal grant from the EPA marking an unprecedented level of federal support of work in the citizen science field.

Looking to the Future: Reflections on Monitoring Marcellus Shale

Article from Fractracker Alliance - ALLARM Director Julie Vastine discusses past and future challenges, successes and experiences monitoring for shale gas impacts, alongside other regional water quality monitoring leaders.

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