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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Blue Thumb
Tulsa County Water Pollution Education Program

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



Contact Information
Name:Christy DavisStreet:4116 E. 15th St.; Suite 107
City: TulsaState: Oklahoma
Zip Code:74112-6198Phone: 918 744-1595
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 918 744-0523Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):33
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:8 Students Number:125

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $6000 Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
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?Yes
EPA-approved? Yes

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:
Blue Thumb volunteers monitor local streams and then use the data to educate the public on the pollution challenges that we face. We are also planning future watershed education workshops.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


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

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Advocacy 
Research Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government
Other
 

 

 
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