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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):



Contact Information
Name:Vermont Lay Monitoring ProgramStreet:Vermont ANR; DEC Water Quality Div.; 103 S. Main St.; blgd. 10N
City: WaterburyState: Vermont
Zip Code:05671-0408Phone: 802-241-3789
Email:Amy.Picotte@anr.state.vt.usWeb site1:http://www.vtwaterquality.org
Fax: Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? no

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $30,000 Year monitoring began: 1979

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Governmentx State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:xgrants

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? Yes

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:
statewide

Program description:
The Vermont LMP is a statewide, citizen-based lake monitoring program. It was started in 1979 an operates today under the same goals: to involve citizens in lake protection and to establish long term water quality databases on Vermont lakes. Under the LMP lakes are monitored for three parameters on weekly basis during June, July and August: Secchi water clarity, chlorophyll-a concentration, and the total phosphorus concentration.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Phosphorus, Secchi transparency


Biological monitoring:
Chlorophyll

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Local government, State government
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Other
 

 

 
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