Professional and volunteer monitoring of chemistry, macroinvertebrates, and fish to support restoration and protection efforts represent an invaluable (and often neglected) tool to evaluate short- and long-term progress toward conservation priorities and goals. This project develops and implements monitoring and evaluation efforts as part of restoration and protection plans for targeted watersheds in the Brandywine-Christina, Middle Schuylkill, and Schuylkill Highlands clusters in the Delaware River Basin.
Funded by: William Penn Foundation
Principal Investigators: John K. Jackson and Matthew J. Ehrhart
Collaborators: Audubon Pennsylvania; Berks Nature; Brandywine Conservancy; Brandywine Red Clay Alliance; French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust; Green Valleys Watershed Association; Natural Lands; Partnership for the Delaware Estuary; The Nature Conservancy of Delaware; University of Delaware
Project Years: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021