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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
New Jersey Audubon Society
New Jersey WATERS (Watershed Approach to Teaching the Ecology of Regional Systems)

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



Contact Information
Name:Education coordinator Street:NJAS Department of Education
City: Cape May Court HouseState: New Jersey
Zip Code:08210Phone: (609) 861-0700
Email:education@njaudubon.orgWeb site1:http://www.njaudubon.org/education/njwaters.html
Fax: Web site2:http://www.njaudubon.org


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:10 Students Number:600

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $20000 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX 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:
New Jersey Audubon Society coordinates NJ WATERS which is a statewide, school-based watershed and land use study program for junior and senior high school students. The NJ WATERS program facilitates inquiry-based learning which teaches students the skills they need to become involved in watershed issues in their communities.

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

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


Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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