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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Citizens for a Healthy Bay
Kayak Pollution Patrol

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



Contact Information
Name:Leslie Ryan Street:771 Broadway
City: TacomaState: Washington
Zip Code:98402-3700Phone: 253 383-2429
Email:chbwa@aol.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 253 383-2429Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):30
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2500 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
Donations 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:
The Kayak Pollution Patrol monitors the Commencement Bay estuary for illegal discharges and nonpoint stormwater pollution.

Environments monitored:
Estuary

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
sewage

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris monitoring, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
Education 
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program, Local government, State government
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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