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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Save Our Saugahatchee, Inc. (S.O.S., Inc.)

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


Contact Information
Name:Claude Conn Street:P.O. Box 1387
City: AuburnState: Alabama
Zip Code:36831-1387Phone: 334 887-2375
Email:Web site1:http://saveoursaugahatchee.googlepages.com/
Fax: 334 887-2375Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):30
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2000 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Save Our Saugahatchee, Inc. works from Opelika to Reeltown, Alabama, in the Saugahatchee Creek watershed. We test by standardized LaMotte kit customized for Alabama Water Watch. We have about 70 members and will be developing an environmental education program soon. We work closely with NRCS and state and local governments on nonpoinbt source issues and problems.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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