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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Catskill Center for Conservation and Development
Streamwatch Program

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



Contact Information
Name:M. J. ReissStreet:Route 28
City: ArkvilleState: New York
Zip Code:12406-Phone: 914 586-2611
Email:cccd@catskill.netWeb site1:http://www.catskillcenter.org
Fax: 914 586-3044Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:9 Students Number:300

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

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development uses water quality assessment in streams to give 4th-7th grade students a better understanding and appreciation of local resources. Sites include Catskill Creek (a tributary of the Hudson River) and two streams that enter New York City reservoirs: Esopus Creek and the east branch of the Delaware River.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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