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Monitoring program names:
Hoosic River Watershed Association

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



Contact Information
Name:Alex Brooks Street:P.O. Box 667
City: WilliamstownState: Massachusetts
Zip Code:01267-Phone: 413 458-2742
Email:alex@taconic.netWeb site1:http://
Fax: 413 458-2742Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:5 Students Number:100

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1989

Sources of funding or in-kind support
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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Hoosic River Watershed Association conducts several surveys each year, working with school groups and with adult volunteers. Surveys typically feature bacteria and/or macroinvertebrate monitoring, for baseline purposes as well as to locate and assess pollution sources. Temperature surveys are also conducted, to identify cold-water fishery zones and impacts to fisheries.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream, Wetland

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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