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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force

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



Contact Information
Name:Robin EvanStreet:480 N. Main St.
City: CanandaiguaState: New York
Zip Code:14424Phone: 716 396-1450 716 396 1450
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 716 394-0377Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):8
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:10 Students Number:250

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $40000 Year monitoring began: 1993

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

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:
The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force has several program components: in-lake monitoring by Finger Lakes Community College, stream monitoring for baseline and event conditions by SUNY Brockport, and macroinvertebrate sampling by volunteers and schoolchildren on over 30 tributaries to Canandaigua Lake, a 16.5-square-mile lake in a 174-square-mile watershed in the Western Finger Lakes.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
BMP evaluationFederal government
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
EnforcementOur program, Local government, State government
LegislationOur program, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesState government
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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