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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Neuse River Foundation, Inc.
Stream Keepers

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



Contact Information
Name:Heather Beard; Rick Dove Street:P.O. Box 15451
City: New BernState: North Carolina
Zip Code:28561-Phone: 919 637-7972
Email:nrf@cconnect.comWeb site1:http://neuseriver.org
Fax: 919 514-0051Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):42
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:100

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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:
The Neuse River Foundation's Streamkeepers are the eyes, ears, and noses of the upstream Neuse and the tributaries. Streamkeepers make both physical and chemical observations. Our program is quickly growing as the area it observes is developing rapidly.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program
LegislationOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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