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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Building Watershed Bridges

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


Contact Information
Name:Martha Cheo Street:Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box R
City: MillbrookState: New York
Zip Code:12545-Phone: 914 677-7646
Email:mscheo@mhv.netWeb site1:http://www.usgs.gov/education/hudson/index.html
Fax: 914 677-6455Web 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:24 Students Number:3000

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX 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:
Building Watershed Bridges is a collaboration of schools and resource partners in the Mid-Hudson Valley. We share program models, curricula, watershed information, and resources, and provide professional development for teachers and resource organization staff. Student activities include field experiences, design and implementation of stewardship projects, and data sharing among schools. Each resource partner may also be engaged in doing their own monitoring and restoration programs.

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

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
BMP evaluationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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