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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
New Hampshire Volunteer River Assessment Program

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


Contact Information
Name:Jen DrociakStreet:New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services 64 North Main St.; 3rd Floor - SWQB
City: ConcordState: New Hampshire
Zip Code:03301-Phone: (603) 271-0699
Email:jen.drociak@des.nh.gov Web site1:http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/vrap/index.htm
Fax: 603 271-7894Web site2:


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

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1998

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
X FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
DonationsX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
New Hampshire Volunteer River Assessment Program's goal is to educate and develop active, conscientious, and long-term watershed stewards throughout the state. We hope to build a river constituency, educate the public about rivers and their quality, and their quality, and increase our knowledge about New Hampshire's rivers through supporting volunteer efforts to protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of our rivers.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Hardness, Nitrogen, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Birds, Chlorophyll, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Shellfish, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Research Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
BMP evaluationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
EnforcementOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
LegislationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Shellfish bed closuresOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Swimming advisoriesOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
State 305(b) reportOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government
Other
 

 

 
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