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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Lane County Water Quality Advisory Group

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

Contact Information
Name:Ross Penhallegon Street:950 W. 13th Ave
City: EugeneState: Oregon
Zip Code:97402-Phone: 541 682-4243
Email:ross.penhallegon@orst.eduWeb site1:http://
Fax: 541 682-2377Web site2:

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

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $10000 Year monitoring began: 1992

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

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Lane County Water Quality Advisory Group monitors private wells across three counties and has conducted a four-year study on 100 wells. We are pro-actively involved with BMP farm programs and coordinate our efforts with local, regional, state, and national programs.

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Research Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessmentState government, Federal government
BMP evaluationNon-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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