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Office of Monitoring & Assessment

Mid-Atlantic Env'l Assessment & Innovation Division - Organizational Information

Vision

Healthy waters in all our region's streams, rivers, wetlands, estuaries, and coasts through monitoring and identification of impairments, and restoration and program development through partnerships.

Responsibilities

The Office, led by an Associate Division Director, assesses the health of the region's inland and coastal aquatic habitats through application of sound science and collection of robust data, and supports development of state programs through science, partnerships, and grants. Teams are based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wheeling, West Virginia and include such expertise as:

The Office has a fleet of six boats and a Remotely Operated Vehicle for unmanned underwater reconnaissance, and also uses EPA's Ocean Survey Vessel Bold for coastal and ocean surveys.

Two scientists collecting sediment samples using equipment on deck of a ship at sea.

Coastal scientists collecting sediment samples using equipment on side of a shipat the Norfolk Ocean Disposal Site aboard the RV Sharp,a University of Delaware ship

Wetland scientists holding bailer next to PVC well with equipment.

Wetland scientists installing monitoring wells

Men in water examining contents of large net

Freshwater Biology Team sampling macroinvertebrates in the Delaware River

Programs

Contacts

John Forren (forren.john@epa.gov)
Associate Director
Office of Monitoring and Assessment (3EA50)
Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division
US EPA Region 3
1650 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-2705

Louis Reynolds (reynolds.louis@epa.gov)
Acting Team Leader
Freshwater Biology Team
Office of Monitoring and Assessment (3EA50)
Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division
US EPA Region 3
1060 Chapline St.
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003-2995
304-234-0231

Renee Searfoss (searfoss.renee@epa.gov)
Team Leader
Coastal and Ecosystems Team
Office of Monitoring and Assessment (3EA50)
Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division
US EPA Region 3
1650 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-2137

Regina Poeske (poeske.regina@epa.gov)
Team Leader
Wetland Science Team
Office of Monitoring and Assessment (3EA50)
Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division
US EPA Region 3
1650 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-2725

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