Advanced Waterdog Training in August

An advanced Waterdog training will take place on August 11th. Details from the flyer are below.

Hello Waterdogs,

I wanted to invite all of you to our Advanced Waterdog Training on August 11 from 5:00—9:00. This training will only be for people who have already attended the initial training. We will be hosting the training at the Ives Run Visitor’s Center. The program will be outside so please dress appropriately for walking in the grass and along the stream. Please register with Erica Tomlinson at 570-724-1801 ext 118 or etomlinson@tiogacountypa.us.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Phone: 570-724-1801 ext 118

E-mail: etomlinson@tiogacountypa.us

P.O. Box 445

Wellsboro, Pa 16901

Pine Creek Headwaters Protection Group

Tentative Agenda

Introduction – Goals & Objective

Review of Basic Waterdogging

Photos – What & How to:

Rapid Bioassessment for O&G

Sampling Water, Soil & Other – What, where, how

Field Kit

“Off the shelf” Contents

Care & Use

TDS Meter – use and calibration

QA/QC & COC – Lovegreen’s manual

Corroboration & Reporting (what to do with samples)

Adaptive Learning & commitment

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Water Dog Training in July

I wanted to let everyone know they are planning another basic waterdog training on July 14th from 7-9 at the Tokishi Building in Wellsboro.  Please pass this on to others that may be interested.  There is also going to be another Advanced Training in August. (I will pass on more information as I get it)

Please contact Erica at the below phone number for more info or to register.

Erica Tomlinson

Watershed Specialist

Tioga County Conservation District

570-724-1801 ext 118

Has Your Stream Been Affected by Gas Drilling?

How do you know?

For many, it rests upon early detection –  and prevention of environmental impact.

In 2010 the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM)  researched and tested a volunteer-based Marcellus Monitoring protocol for the early detection of flowback contamination in small Pennsylvania streams.

Attend the session that covers the steps in and the science behind the protocol as well as information on Marcellus Monitoring resources throughout the state.

WREN / ALLARM webinar

Marcellus Monitoring

Wednesday, March 23

Noon – 1 PM

The webinar is sponsored by WREN and will be presented by Julie Vastine, the director of ALLARM at Dickinson College.

Groups File Federal Gas Drilling Lawsuit against DRBC

Delaware River Basin Commission Served Notice

Trenton, New Jersey —The Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability have joined forces in filing a federal lawsuit against the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) in federal district court in Trenton, NJ. Complaints were served on the DRBC today. The conservation groups are challenging the actions the DRBC took to allow certain exploratory natural gas wells to be drilled without DRBC review and approval and despite a Basin-wide moratorium on gas wells….

Federal Circut Judge Assigned to Case – [Court Date To Be Announced]:

Honorable Anne E. Thompson

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Trenton, New Jersey

To read the full article online, click here : http://www.damascuscitizens.org/DRBC-lawsuit.html

Waterdog Training January 10th 2011

Waterdogs Training

Monday, January 10th, 2011

7:00-9:00pm

Jersey Shore Middle School Library

Registration Fee $10

Additional $20 if you would like a TDS Meter

Registration is due by January 3rd, 2011

Please make checks payable to: LCCD

Lycoming County Conservation District

542 County Farm Road, Suite 202

Montoursville Pa 17754

Space will be limited to the first 50 participants.  Pre-registration is required.

If you have questions please call Carey Entz @ (570) 433-3003

Gas Bubbling from the Susquehanna River

http://74.95.82.237:591/rconline/FMPro?-db=RCOnline.fp5&-format=record_detail.html&-Lay=Detail&CurrentRecordID=12635350&-find

Gas Bubbling from River at Sugar Run – by David Keeler – 9/2/2010

Click here for video clip

Ignorance isn’t the problem

Here is another wordpress blog that was emailed to me. Add it to your list if you have time or room for one more.

http://boatrocker.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/ignorance-isnt-the-problem/