CONSERVE!: Unit 5.

Water in the Landscape:


The following are opportunities for Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Volunteers to participate in stewardship and citizen science activities related to water in the Northern Piedmont/Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain region.
Please visit their Web sites to learn more about the groups and their volunteer opportunities.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary: PA, DE, & NJ


Formed in 1996, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary works to promote the protection of the Delaware Estuary. As one of the 18 Congressionally designated National Estuary Programs, the organization works throughout three states (PA, DE, NJ) to enhance the public’s knowledge of about the health of the estuary.


The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, 110 South Poplar Street, Suite 202,  Wilmington, DE 19801; (302)-655-4990; (800)-445-4935;

For more information:
Visit: for information about the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. for more information about volunteer opportunities throughout the Delaware Estuary region.

Stroud Water Research Center – Leaf Pack Network: Avondale, PA (Chester Co.)


The Stroud Water Research Center is committed to conducting research on freshwater ecosystems to better understand streams and rivers and complex relationships they have with the organisms that live within them. Stroud prides itself on being an unbiased, research-based organization with the focus of promoting the advancement of knowledge and stewardship of fresh water ecosystems. In addition to conducting basic and applied scientific research, Stroud provides educational programs for a wide variety of audiences.

The Leaf Pack Network is a network of teachers and students who investigate their local stream ecosystems and share their findings in a data network. This environmental education initiative helps teach students about the ecology of streams, and also provides important data sets about streams nationwide.


Stroud Water Research Center, Christina Medved (Leaf Pack Network Administrator),
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311; (619)-268-2153 ext. 258;

For more information:
Visit: for more information about Stroud Water Research Center. for more information about how to become involved in the Leaf Pack Network.

Wild & Scenic White Clay Creek: Landenberg, PA (Chester Co.)


In 1968, Congress created the National Wild and Scenic River System to protect rivers on federally owned land that have important value due to scenic, recreational, natural, historic, and cultural factors. In order to protect rivers not on federally owned lands, the Partnership Wild and Scenic River Program was formed, and in October 2000, White Clay Creek was designated as a Partnership Wild and Scenic River. Wild & Scenic White Clay Creek is dedicated to carrying out the goals of the management plan for the creek, including improving and conserving water quality and quantity, conserving open space, protecting native plants and animals, encouraging environmental education and promoting watershed awareness, and more.

Volunteers are always needed to help carry out daily tasks such as mailings, event assistance, and helping implement the management plan. Additionally, Wild & Scenic White Clay Creek partners with other organizations to conduct events. Their website lists these opportunities and how to get involved.


White Clay Wild & Scenic River Program / White Clay Watershed Association, P.O. BOX 10, Landenberg, PA, 19350. Email Management Plan Coordinator:

For More information
Visit: for more information about the Wild & Scenic White Clay Creek organization. to learn more how to volunteer with Wild & Scenic White Clay Creek.