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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Woonasquatucket Watershed Project

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



Contact Information
Name:Matthew H. McConeghy, PhDStreet:Dept. of Science; Johnson and Wales University 8 Abbott Park Pl.
City: ProvidenceState: Rhode Island
Zip Code:02903-Phone: 401 598-1766
Email:mmcconeg@jwu.eduWeb site1:http://exodus.jwu.edu/~mmcconeg/wwphome.html
Fax: -Web 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:8 Students Number:200

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2500 Year monitoring began: 1993

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

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:
The Woonasquatucket Watershed Project monitors a watershed which is part of and borders the Blackstone Valley National Historic Corridor. The Woonasquatucket was very heavily industrialized in the early 1800s and is now the center of restoration efforts from several organizations.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Birds, Exotic / Invasive species, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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