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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Green River Watershed Preservation Alliance

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


Contact Information
Name:Marie-Francoise Walk Street:115 George Lamb Rd.
City: LeydenState: Massachusetts
Zip Code:01337-Phone: 413 624-5523
Email:sllembke@sover.netWeb 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):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Green River Watershed Preservation Alliance has monitored the main stem of Green River for background data; we found high coliforms, turbidity, and nutrients near the mouth. We plan to resume our monitoring under the umbrella of Deerfield River Monitoring Project.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government
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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