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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
The H2O Guard

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



Contact Information
Name:Carmen WieherStreet:Brevard Teaching & Research Laboratories 1470 Treeland Blvd.; SE
City: Palm BayState: Florida
Zip Code:32909-Phone: 407 632-1111 22087
Email:wieher.c@A1.brevard.cc.fl.usWeb site1:www.brevard.cc.fl.us/BTR_Labs/
Fax: 407 634-3730Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):35
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $12000 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The H2O Guard are local citizens in Palm Bay and Sebastian, Florida who gather baseline water quality data from Turkey Creek and the Saint Sebastian River. These water bodies are important not only because they receive most of the stormwater drainage from our communities, but also because both bodies of waer lead to the Indian River Lagoon, a national estuary.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Local government, State government
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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