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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Nature Conservancy
Benthic and Water Quality Monitoring in the Florida Keys

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



Contact Information
Name:Mary Enstrom Sherry Dawson Street:P.O. Box 500368
City: MarathonState: Florida
Zip Code:33050-Phone: 305 743-2437
Email:Menstrom@ocean.nos.noaa.govWeb site1:http://
Fax: 305 743-2357Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):250
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The Nature Conservancy conducts coral reef ecosystem monitoring utilizing divers, as well as estuarine and marine water quality monitoring in Florida Bay and nearshore waters in the Florida Keys.

Environments monitored:
Coral Reef, Estuary, Marine

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Chlorophyll, Habitat assessments

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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