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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM)

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



Contact Information
Name:Lauren Imgrund;Street:Dickinson College Environmental Studies Dept. P.O. Box 1773
City: CarlisleState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:17013-Phone: 717 245-1565
Email:allarm@dickinson.eduWeb site1:http://www.dickinson.edu/storg/allarm/index.html
Fax: 717 245-1940Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):400
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:35 Students Number:700

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $50000 Year monitoring began: 1986

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

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

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
ALLARM serves as a Technical Support Center for locally based volunteer monitoring programs. We provide training, quality control analysis, data interpretation, and other assistance.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hydrocarbons, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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