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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Community Lakes Association

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Maine Congress of Lake Associatons; Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection


Contact Information
Name:Art Burbar Street:72 Alpine Shores
City: Bryant PondState: Maine
Zip Code:04219-Phone: 207 665-2788
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):5
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500 Year monitoring began: 1986

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
Donations 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:
Community Lakes Association volunteers monitor Secchi transparency, and we have hired a biologist to monitor additional physical and chemical parameters for six ponds on a rotating basis.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Lake or Pond, Land, River or Stream, Wetland

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


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Research  
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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