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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Schooner, Inc.

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

Contact Information
Name:volunteer coordinator Street:60 South Water St.
City: New HavenState: Connecticut
Zip Code:06519-Phone: 203 865-1737
Email:development@schoonerinc.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 203 624-8816Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1998

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X 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?No
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:
Schooner, Inc. is studying six sites on New Haven Harbor. We will be monitoring water quality weekly.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Marine

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Fish, Shellfish

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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