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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Adopt-A-Lake

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



Contact Information
Name:Rick Baird Irene O'Connor Street:Orange County Environmental Protection Dept. 2002 E. Michigan St.
City: OrlandoState: Florida
Zip Code:32806-Phone: 407 836-7400
Email:hheprbl@citizens-first.co.orange.fl.usWeb site1:http://Citizens-first.co.orange.fl.us
Fax: 407 836-7499Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):35
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

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

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

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Adopt-A-Lake trains lakefront homeowners to collect samples and perform simple tests. Our program is local, backed by a fully certified environmental testing laboratory. Water quality data is returned on a quarterly basis.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Chlorophyll

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projectsNon-governmental community organizations
EnforcementNon-governmental community organizations
LegislationNon-governmental community organizations
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Other
 

 

 
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