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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Audubon Naturalist Society
Prince William County Water Quality Monitoring Program

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


Contact Information
Name:Cliff Fairweather Street:8940 Jones Mill Rd.
City: Chevy ChaseState: Maryland
Zip Code:20815-Phone: 301 652-9188 3033
Email:AudubonNaturalist.orgWeb site1:http://
Fax: 301 951-7179Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):21
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1997

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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:
The Audubon Naturalist Society's Prince William County Water Quality Monitoring Program uses a modified version of the EPA Rapid Bioassessment II protocol and includes riparian and in-stream habitat assessment and macroinvertebrate surveys on a quarterly basis. Currently we monitor four sites in the Occoquan watershed. This program is part of our larger Watershed Awareness Program in Virginia, which also includes watershed walks, community based workshops and slide presentations.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research  
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
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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