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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Chester River Water Quality Monitoring Program

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



Contact Information
Name:George M. RadcliffeStreet:Centreville Middle School
City: CentrevilleState: Maryland
Zip Code:21617-Phone: 410 758-0883
Email:georger@umd5.umd.eduWeb site1:http://www.qacps.k12.md.us/cms/sci/MONCHEST.htm
Fax: 410 758-4447Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):25
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:3 Students Number:80

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1000 Year monitoring began: 1994

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yo 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 Chester River Water Quality Monitoring Program involves the combined efforts of citizens, local groups, local schools, higher education institutions, and industry to monitor the Cheste River watershed. Data is analyzed by local school groups who also issue an Annual Report each spring.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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