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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Green Hope High School StreamWatch

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

Contact Information
Name:Carl RushStreet:2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road
City: CaryState: North Carolina
Zip Code:27519Phone: 919-380-3700
Email:brush@wcpss.netWeb site1:
Fax: 919-380-3712Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:150

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $0 Year monitoring began: 2000

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?No 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:
Active biweekly monitoring of local stream which is part of the Neuse River Basin. Data is collected and analyzed by Green Hope High School AP Environmental Science students.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Birds, Fish, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program, State government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
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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