Collaborate with Us!
3RQ is always seeking citizen-based groups, conservation districts, watershed associations, individuals, etc. who are interested in participating in long-term water quality monitoring. Interested groups/individuals from throughout the Monongahela River Basin, Allegheny River Basin, and Upper Ohio River Basin are welcomed to join the QUEST.
To participate, you must be willing to collect, at a minimum, data on water temperature, pH, and conductivity, and upload the resulting data to the 3RQ WATERS database. The data will then be displayed on 3RQ web maps.
There is no cost or obligation to become a 3RQ member or use the WATERS database. Simply contact us to find a 3RQ coordinator in your region and begin collaborating with us!
Want to see who’s already involved in your area? Checkout current 3RQ members below.
Current 3RQ Members
Area of Interest/Focus: Armstrong County, PA
"The Armstrong Conservation District in cooperation with public and private partners will promote stewardship of our natural resources."
Area of Interest/Focus: Captina Creek Watershed
"Captina Conservancy's mission is to promote, preserve, and protect the biodiversity, natural beauty, and environmental health of the Captina Creek Watershed."
Area of Interest: Charleroi area of the Monongahela River
Contact: Howard Johnson, Outdoor Ed/Environmental Teacher
The Charleroi Area School District pledges to provide a safe and nurturing environment where staff works collaboratively with parents and the community to educate all students to succeed and contribute responsibly in a global community.
Area of Interest/Focus: Kiski-Conemaugh Valley
"Promoting the conservation and preservation of natural, cultural and historic resources and encouraging prudent land-use practices in the Kiski-Conemaugh by restoring and enhancing land and water-based natural resources. Promoting citizen environmental stewardship through low impact recreation."
Area of Interest/Focus: Crawford County, PA
Area of Interest/Focus: French Creek Watershed
Creek Connections has forged an effective partnership between Allegheny College and regional K-12 schools to turn waterways in Northwest Pennsylvania, Southwest New York, and the Pittsburgh area into outdoor environmental laboratories. Emphasizing a hands-on, inquiry based investigation of local waterways, this project annually involves over 40 different secondary schools and the classes of 50 teachers.
Area of Interest/Focus: Dunkard Creek Watershed
Contact: Betty Wiley - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elk County Conservation District’s (ECCD) mission is to promote sound environmental stewardship through leadership, education, and technical assistance for the benefit of the environment and future generations.
Area of Interest/Focus: Indiana County, PA
P.O. Box 0783, Indiana, PA 15701
Area of Interest: Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Highlands
Charleston, WV Office
501 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 345 - 7663
Davis, WV Office
737 William Avenue, Davis, WV 26260
(304) 259 - 5600
Area of Focus: Deep Creek Lake Watershed
Area of Interest/Focus: Cheat River Watershed
Contact: Amanda Pitzer, Executive Director - email@example.com
Mission Statement: "To restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River Watershed."
Area of Focus/Interest: Deckers Creek Watershed
Area of Focus: Ritchie County, WV
Area of Focus: Greene County Watershed
Contact: Terri Davin, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Statement: "To advocate for the protection of our water resources, inspire environmental stewardship, and to restore impaired streams for improved water quality."
Contact: John Eyelette, President - JMEleyette@rocketmail.com
Mission Statement: "To conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization."
Contact: Ken Dufalla, Second Vice President - 724.377.0901
Area of Interest/Focus: Jacob's Creek Watershed
Jacobs Creek Watershed Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources, rehabilitation of the creek and watershed, environmental education and recreation.
Area of Interest/Focus: Loyalhanna Creek Watershed
Contact: Susan L. Huba - Executive Director email@example.com, 724-238-7560
Area of Interest/Focus: McKean County, PA
Area of Interest/Focus: Indian Creek and greater Youghiogheny River watersheds
The Mountain Watershed Association is dedicated to protecting, preserving and restoring the Indian Creek and greater Youghiogheny River watersheds.
Area of Focus: Peters Creek Watershed
Contact: Tim Schumann - firstname.lastname@example.org
Area of Focus: Potter County, located in North Central Pennsylvania
Contact: Jason Childs - email@example.com
Mission Statement: "To provide and administer programs, plans, education information, and technical assistance for conservation practices that protect and conserve the natural resources of Potter County."
Area of Interest/Focus: Western Pennsylvania
Area of Interest: Tygart Valley River Watershed
Contact Info: Leroy Stanley, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Area of Interest/Focus: Shade Creek Watershed
Upper Allegheny Watershed Association (PA) - QUEST Tier II Group
Area of Interest/Focus: Upper Allegheny Watershed
Upper Chartiers Creek Watershed Association
Contact: 724-705-7098 | email@example.com
Study the natural resources of the watershed
Develop programs to maintain and improve the water resources of the watershed
Promote local interest in natural resource conservation
Involve local support to correct conditions that cause problems for the watershed
Identify federal, state, and local programs (financial, technical, and scientific) that would benefit the watershed
Contact: Jennifer Dann, Watershed Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Area of Interest/Focus: Warren County, PA
Contact: (814) 726-1441
Area of Interest/Focus: Girty's Run
Contact: Graig Marx, Science Department Chair
Winchester Thurston School actively engages each student in a challenging and inspiring learning process that develops the mind, motivates the passion to achieve, and cultivates the character to serve.