Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Stream Restoration, Inc., Partners To Offer Datashed Training Workshops

Stream Restoration, Inc., a nonprofit group, and its partners have announced 5 free training workshops will be offered in October and November to those interested in learning how to use Datashed, the free online tool for cataloging the results of stream restoration projects.
The workshops will be held-
-- October 18: Westmoreland County Conservation District Offices, Greensburg. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
-- November 3: Eastern PA Coalition For Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Ashley, Luzerne County. 5:30 p.m to ?;
-- November 4: Eastern PA Coalition For Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Ashley, Luzerne County. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
-- November 17: Patton Township Building, State College, Centre County. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and
-- November 19: St. Francis University, Loretto, Cambria County. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Datashed has grown to become a valuable tool for watershed groups, conservation districts, researchers, non-profits, government agencies, and anyone involved / interested in treating abandoned mine drainage and restoring AMD-impacted watersheds.  
Using Datashed is free.  A free user account is needed in order to add or edit data, but not to view data.
Datashed is used to store, organize, and display: Project information to provide a historical record of site activities; Water monitoring data for discharges, treatment systems and streams; Restoration plans, reports, and other important documents; Design Engineering Drawings, As-Built Drawings, and Schematics; Maps; Photos; and more.
The workshops will cover:
-- Finding, viewing, and using stored information  and water quality data;
-- Creating webpages for projects not on Datashed (Passive and Active Systems, Streams, etc.);
-- Creating sample points in the database and uploading water monitoring data;
-- Uploading documents, photos, etc;
-- Using the site to record site inspections, maintenance events, and field data;
-- Using the help section; and more.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop, if they have one as most locations have none or a limited number of laptops or desktops for use.  When registering, please let us know if you will or won’t be able to bring a laptop.  
Additional specific information will be provided to participants prior to the events.  Lunch is on your own and options will vary depending upon location.
Stream Restoration, Inc. greatly appreciates the cooperation and support from our generous hosts who are providing the use of their facilities free-of-charge!
To register or to seek additional info, please contact Cliff Denholm, Stream Restoration Inc. at 724-776-0161 or send email to:   
While walk-ins will be accepted if room is available, seating may be limited and we would greatly appreciate being able to plan appropriately for the event.  Events that do not have sufficient registration will be canceled.
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