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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)
Central Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program

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


Contact Information
Name:Amanda AnkenbrandtStreet:1700 Elkhorn Rd.
City: State: California
Zip Code:95076-Phone: 831-728-2822, ext. 303
Email:aankenbrandt@dfg.ca.govWeb site1:http://www.elkhornslough.org/index.html
Fax: 408 728-1056Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $43000 Year monitoring began: 1988

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Elkhorn Slough Foundation/Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) monitors both water quality (of Elkhorn, Moro Cojo, Bennett and Tembladero Sloughs, Old Salinas River channel and lower Salinas River) and Great Blue Heron and Great Egret rookeries. Elkhorn Slough NERR staff also monitor weather and water quality.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Federal government
BMP evaluationOur program, Federal government
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Watershed planningOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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