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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Volunteer Water Information Network (VWIN)

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



Contact Information
Name:Marilyn J. WestphalStreet:Environmental Quality Instit/Univ of No. Carolina 1 University Hts.
City: AshevilleState: North Carolina
Zip Code:28804-Phone: 704 251-6823
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 704 251-6900Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $50000 Year monitoring began: 1990

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
X FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
X 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:
The Volunteer Water Information Network (VWIN) monitors monthly over 130 stream, river, and lake sites in western North Carolina. With volunteers collecting samples and analysis provided by the laboratories of the Environmental Quality Institute of the University of North Carolina-Asheville, the low cost of the program allows many communities to receive valid data with which to make effective watershed management decisions.

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

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


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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