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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


Contra Costa County Citizen Monitoring Program
Monitoring program names:
Contra Costa Volunteer Creek Monitoring Program

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



Contact Information
Name:Michelle LuebkeStreet:651 Pine Street; North Wing; 4th Floor
City: MartinezState: California
Zip Code:94553Phone: (925) 335-1315
Email:mlueb@cd.cccounty.usWeb site1:http://cocowaterweb.org/
Fax: Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):200
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:3-4 Students Number:10-90

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100,000 Year monitoring began: 2001

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? No

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

Counties in which you monitor:
Contra Costa County

Program description:


Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, pH, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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