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Nanticoke Watershed Alliance

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Nanticoke River at Cherry Beach
Nanticoke River at Cherry Beach

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance is currently seeking new Nanticoke Creekwatchers to help monitor local waterways in the Nanticoke River watershed. Currently, sites are available near Seaford and Bridgeville, DE, and in Quantico, Sharptown, and near Mardela Springs/Hebron, MD. Sampling occurs every other Sunday or Monday from late March through early November. Nanticoke Creekwatchers must commit to sampling the entire season and must cover 14 out of 17 sampling periods.

Water quality data tells us how well we're managing our waterways, what's working, and where we need to make improvements. Our award-winning citizen scientists collect water samples, take measurements directly in local waterways, and make site observations. Our Creekwatcher sites are accessible by foot. No previous knowledge or experience with water quality monitoring is required. We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can learn to follow our high-level protocol.

Minors aged 13 and older are welcome to participate with a parent or guardian and may earn service learning hours.

Training will be held on Saturday, March 21 at Trap Pond State Park. Pre-registration is required; please visit https://nanticokeriver.org/2020creekwatchers/.

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About Nanticoke Watershed Alliance

Location:

113 Old Ocean Gateway, Vienna, MD 21869, US

Mission Statement

To conserve the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Nanticoke River watershed for the benefit of present and future generations.

Description

In June of 1992, Maryland and Delaware conservation organizations reached across state lines in a formal agreement to create the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance. In 1995, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance decided to establish itself as a nonprofit organization and become a consortium, i.e. an organization of organization.

Nanticoke Watershed Alliance works throughout the Nanticoke River watershed in a number of projects. We partner with homeowners, homeowner associations, organizations, and farmers to conserve our resources and improve water quality. We track water quality by monitoring 35 sites in the Nanticoke River watershed and release an annual report card that examines the health of the river and its creeks. We educate seventh graders in Wicomico County in water quality and other related issues.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Sites near Seaford and Bridgeville, DESites near Sharptown, Quantico, and Hebron/MardelaDelmar, DE 19940

SKILLS

  • Environmental Science
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 4 hours every month.
  • Teens from 13-17 may participate with adult.

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