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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Chatham High School
Frost Fish Creek Water Quality Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Jean Avery Street:Crowell Rd.
City: ChathamState: Massachusetts
Zip Code:02633-Phone: 508 945-5140
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):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:30

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

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
X 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:
Chatham High School 11th graders use a planning document to develop project goals, quality assurance plans, and schedules. We walk to our local creek sites and collect weekly samples for field and lab analysis. Students perform and document all work and write a final report which is presented to the town.

Environments monitored:

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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