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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Great Neck Public Schools
Pollution Patrol

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
New York State Marine Education Assn; National Marine Educators Assn

Contact Information
Name:Robert D. AbramsStreet:345 Lakeville Rd.
City: Great NeckState: New York
Zip Code:11020-1639Phone: 516 773-1463
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 516 773-8357Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:10 Students Number:200

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500 Year monitoring began: 1976

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
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:
Great Neck Public Schools high school students measure salinity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and temperature of the Long Island Sound surrounding Great Neck. Elementary school students, supervised by faculty and high school students, identify and collect debris along parts of Great Neck's shoreline.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Lake or Pond

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

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Fish, Phytoplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
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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