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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Myers Park High School Biomonitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Robert Corbin Street:2400 Colony Rd.
City: CharlotteState: North Carolina
Zip Code:28209-1716Phone: 704 343-5800
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

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:4 Students Number:24

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1991

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses 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:
Myers Park High School is part of the Virtual High School Consortium. Students enrolled in Integrated Ecospheric Systems collect and share data via the Internet. We do a range of tests for inorganic and organic pollutants, and conduct macroinvertebrate counts, computer-based labs, and computer modeling.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Coral Reef, Estuary, Groundwater, Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hydrocarbons, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, University scientists
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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