On a balmy degree morning in early January, three people convene at Coventry Park, a swath of green space in Elkins Park, for their monthly observation of the Tookany Creek. After recording data about the stream, they will go to a tree planting event at the nearby Pennypack Park. Streamkeepers are the eyes and ears of local waterways. They document all of the impacts of stormwater and pollution, and provide an ongoing reference point for current and future protectors of our watersheds. The forms they fill out during each visit log the state of water clarity, surface coating, odor, stream bed color, percentage of tree canopy, algae cover, erosion, aquatic vegetation and water temperature. Zeldenrust and Ogonek scramble over slippery moss-covered rocks and around the branchy banks of the creek to harvest the abundance of plastic bags, water bottles and snack wrappers. As they fill trash bags, we chat about the work that they do as Streamkeeper volunteers.
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A non-profit society helping streamkeepers take action through support, education, and building partnerships. Home Streamkeepers Program Index Program. The objectives of the program are as follows:. The Streamkeepers Handbook and Modules is the program flagship, and a comprehensive education and awareness program has developed around the manual. While the program will continue to evolve in response to community interest and action, much of the development is now completed. Over the years, many programs have been started to engage the public in environmental causes.