Creekwatcher Partner Organizations
Thank you to our key partners in the Nanticoke Creekwatcher effort!
We encourage you to learn about and support these important partners in conservation!
Donates matching in-kind services for nutrient and bacteria analysis of all sampling locations at a savings of thousands of dollars. Also donates all sample bottles/bags to be used for collection. In addition to analytical services and supplies, Envirocorp Labs provides substantial technical assistance in protocol development, quality assurance/quality control and professional training of volunteers. Also provides assistance in coordination of program by working with the Alliance to transport water sample pickups throughout the watershed to its facility in Harrington, Delaware.Envirocorp provides water analytical and testing services for business, industry, and individuals across Delmarva.
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control:
Provides funding for Delaware portion of Nanticoke Creekwatchers Water Monitoring Program. Also provides technical assistance in the establishment of monitoring site locations, development of sampling and assessment protocol and for production of technical documents including the Quality Assurance Project Plan (submitted with this grant application). The Alliance plans to incorporate established DNREC sites into Nanticoke Creekwatchers to strengthen the efforts of both organizations.
Johns Hopkins University:
Dr. Neal Halsey of Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health has worked with the Alliance in securing staff and students to perform data entry and analysis. They create all data spreadsheets and analytical graphs and will assist in the development of the “State of the Nanticoke Watershed” report each year. They have also provided technical input and assistance for quality control in the data collection process. Aside from this donation of in-kind services, Johns Hopkins University also provides funds for Creekwatcher-related events.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation:
Provided initial model for a volunteer-driven water monitoring program. Provides office space and equipment for the coordination of Nanticoke Creekwatchers Water Monitoring Program including a desk, copier, fax machine and postage meter.
National Park Service:
Provided staff training and input on water quality monitoring equipment through Assateague Island’s Bay Monitoring Program. Provided template and technical support for the development of Nanticoke Creekwatchers Quality Assurance Program Plan. The Alliance will continue to seek technical input from NPS for all stages of program.
MD Department of Natural Resources:
Provides technical assistance in the establishment of monitoring site locations, development of sampling and assessment protocol and for production of technical documents including the Nanticoke Creekwatchers Quality Assurance Project Plan (submitted with this grant application). The Alliance plans to incorporate established DNR’s “Eyes on the Bay” sites into Nanticoke Creekwatchers to strengthen the efforts of both organizations.
Dr. Judith Stribling, professor of biology, provides extensive technical support in all aspects of water monitoring efforts. Also provides printing services for outreach products such as posters.
RSVP of Sussex County, Delaware and RSVP of the Lower Shore at MAC Incorporated:
Provides senior volunteers in Delaware and in Maryland with insurance while performing volunteer service and refers prospective volunteers to the program.