CCPaSEC logoCentre County Pennsylvania Senior Environmental Corps

at ClearWater Conservancy




Team 2

CCPaSEC members are divided into 14 teams of three to five members to monitor streams in the Centre County watersheds.  CCPaSEC's schedule and interesting procedures have drawn members of various backgrounds.

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Teams collect data on temperature, stream flow, pH, conductivity, nitrates, dissolved oxygen, sulfates, and phosphates monthly.  Macro-invertebrate counts and water quality scores are determined twice a year.

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CCPaSEC Members Contribute to Centre County Community

In 2021, CCPaSEC members logged 2221.8 hours of volunteer service in their mission to gather and publish data on the quality of water in the streams of Centre County. The value of those hours to the community* is $59,255.41, in the past 8 years (2014-2021), $494,955.84.. CCPaSEC works with several organizations, universities and youth groups to carry out projects benefiting Centre County watersheds.


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The mission of the Centre County Pennsylvania Senior Environmental Corps (CCPaSEC) is to develop and to support teams of senior citizens who gather and publish data on the quality of water in the streams of Centre County. Through public outreach, with the assistance of the ClearWater Conservancy, the Centre County Conservation District, Nature Abounds, and other environmentally concerned organizations, CCPaSEC seeks to keep the public informed of the importance of clean water and how the management of our civil and natural resources affects the quality of streams in the county.

CCPaSEC is Supported by the Following Organizations

ClearWater Conservancy, the RSVP of Centre County, PA and the Centre County Conservation District are the primary sponsors for CCPaSEC and provide additional support.

Providing additional funding for special equipment:

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy: This grant program was administered by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in commitment to its core mission of conserving Pennsylvania’s diverse ecosystems through science-based strategy, leadership, and collaboration.


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Flow & Data Recording Forms, Meter & Kit Manuals, Macro Guides

Training Videos

Macros, Meter Use & Calibration

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QAPP, Safety Reports, QC Reports


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