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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Smithfield High School
Blackstone River Watershed Education Project

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



Contact Information
Name:Holly A. Martin; Donna WilliamsStreet:90 Pleasant View Ave.
City: EsmondState: Rhode Island
Zip Code:02917-Phone: 401 949-2050
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:75

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1000 Year monitoring began: 1992

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

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:
Blackstone River Watershed Education Project conducts biological tests on the Blackstone and Woonasquatucket Rivers. Blackstone watershed is part of the National Heritage Corridor.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
Advocacy 
Research State government, Federal government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningState government, Federal government, University scientists
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
LegislationState government, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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