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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Greenacres Water Quality Monitoring Project

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



Contact Information
Name:Sue Freese Street:Greenacres Foundation
8255 Spooky Hollow Rd.
City: CincinnatiState: Ohio
Zip Code:45242-6518Phone: 513 891-4227
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 513 792-9199Web 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:11 Students Number:300

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $15000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
X Foundations 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Greenacres Water Quality Monitoring Project runs school-based monitoring using chemical and biological indicators. Each school reports results to local government for monitored watersheds on an annual basis. Local governments provide financial support for water testing equipment and chemicals. Quality assurance (QA) is provided by the Metropolitan Sewer District.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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