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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Athens-Clarke County Adopt-A-Stream

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


Contact Information
Name:Kate MowbrayStreet:P.O. Box 1868
City: AthensState: Georgia
Zip Code:30603-Phone: 706 -613-3615
Email:katemowbray@co.clarke.ga.usWeb site1:http://
Fax: 706 369-5708Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:10

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Athens-Clarke County Adopt-A-Stream has 5 adopt-a-stream groups actively gathering data in Clarke County. In May 1997 we held two training workshops in chemical and biological monitoring. We partner with the Public Utilities department and enjoy the benefits of being part of the University of Georgia community.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


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

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
Education 
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsLocal government
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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