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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Piscataquog River Watershed Association Monitoring
Piscataquog Land Conservancy

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


Contact Information
Name:Eric Masterson, Paula Bellemore, Deb IvesStreet:5A Mill St.
City: New BostonState: New Hampshire
Zip Code:03070Phone: 603 487-3331
Email:plc@plcnh.orgWeb site1:http://pwa-nh.org/
Fax: Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):4
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:10

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $3000 Year monitoring began: 1990

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
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:
Piscataguog Watershed Association just completed a funded shoreline survey of the 67-mile-long Piscataquog River focusing on nonpoint source pollution. We have begun the implementation phase to correct priority nonpoint sources. We have high quality water and every effort to protect it.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Hardness, Metals, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Birds, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Shellfish

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Land use surveys, Pipe surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
Advocacy 
Research Our program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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