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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Deerfield River Watershed Association
Water Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Tracy Collins Street:P.O. Box 13
City: Shelburne FallsState: Massachusetts
Zip Code:01370-Phone: -
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):25
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $900 Year monitoring began: 1990

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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 Deerfield River Watershed Association's primary purpose is to proetct and preserve the ecosystem of the 666-square-mile Deerfield River watershed, where the bond between humans and the rest of the natural world begins here. With special recognition of the economic and historical importance of the area, the DRWA feels any activity on the River, and within watershed basin limits, should reflect strong environmental ethics and sensitivity.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationNon-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Research University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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