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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
River Watch & Canal Watch

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



Contact Information
Name:Stephanie Cirillo; Dawn Boudreaux Street:P.O. Box 6965
City: MetairieState: Louisiana
Zip Code:70009-6965Phone: 504 836-2238
Email:lpbfeduc@communique.netWeb site1:www.gnofn.org/~lpfb/
Fax: 504 836-7283Web 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:25 Students Number:600

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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:
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation coordinates student monitoring of the water quality of rivers and canals that empty into Lake Pontchartrain.

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

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


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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