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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Clark County Volunteer Monitoring Program
Clark County Volunteer Monitoring Resource Center

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



Contact Information
Name:Ron WierengaStreet:PO Box 9810
City: VancouverState: Washington
Zip Code:98666-9810Phone: 360-397-6118 x4345
Email:ron.wierenga@clark.wa.govWeb site1:www.clark.wa.gov/water-resources/monitoring/volunteer.html
Fax: 360-397-6144Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? yes

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 2002

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Governmentx State Governmentx 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?Yes
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:
Clark

Program description:
Clark County's volunteer program monitors a set of stream and lake sites under the direction of county staff. Volunteers include citizens and civic groups active in watershed projects. The Monitoring Resource Center maintains and loans equipment, and provides training to any group needing support including volunteer and government.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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