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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Revitalizing Baltimore-Streams

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



Contact Information
Name:Guy W. HagerStreet:Parks and People Foundation 1901 Eagle Dr.
City: BaltimoreState: Maryland
Zip Code:21207-Phone: 410 448-5663 108
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 410 448-5895Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:10 Students Number:50

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $30000 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
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:
Revitalizing Baltimore brings together people who plant and care for trees and natural habitats, monitor and restore streams, turn trashy lots into community gardens, conduct environmental education, and provide job training for urban youth. We are a partnership of public agencies, academic institutions, businesses, and private nonprofit and community organizations in the Gwynns Falls, Jones Falls, and Herring Run watersheds of the Patapco and Back Rivers. We are supported in part with technical assistance and funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Land, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Federal government, University scientists
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
EnforcementState government, Federal government
LegislationState government, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesLocal government, State government
State 305(b) reportLocal government, State government
Other
 

 

 
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