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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Ipswich River Watershed Association
River Watch

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



Contact Information
Name:Daniele Lantagne Street:51 S. Main St. P.O. Box 576
City: IpswichState: Massachusetts
Zip Code:01938-0576Phone: 978 356-8939
Email:irwa@tiac.netWeb site1:http://
Fax: 978 356-8958Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):50
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:5

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $3000 Year monitoring began: 1988

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The Ipswich River Watershed Association monitors 19 mainstem and six tributary sites on a monthly basis. In addition to DO, pH, and temperature, we monitor specifically for flow because of the low-flow/no-flow issues in the Ipswich. We also monitor macroinvertebrates on a yearly basis.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Exotic / Invasive species, Fecal coliform, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Land use surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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