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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Honn Point Water Monitoring Program

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



Contact Information
Name:Cathy Baptist Street:Honn Point Laboratory; P.O. Box 775 2020 Honn Point Rd.
City: CambridgeState: Maryland
Zip Code:21613-0775Phone: 410 221-8452
Email:baptist@hpl.umces.eduWeb site1:www.hpl.umces.edu
Fax: 410 221-8490Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1985

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX 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?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:
Honn Point Water Monitoring Program monitors the Choptank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, for chemical and biological parameters.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Birds, Fish, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Our program
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
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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