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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Bow Lake Camp Owners Association
Lake Monitoring Program

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
University of New Hampshire Lakes Lay Monitoring Program


Contact Information
Name:Kathy Steinmuller, Frank MayoStreet:P.O. Box 151
City: PembrokeState: New Hampshire
Zip Code:03275-Phone: 603 664-5508
Email:frank.mayo@comcast.net, blcoa@blcoa.orgWeb site1:http://www.blcoa.org
Fax: Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1200 Year monitoring began: 1983

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? Yes

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:
Bow Lake Camp Owners Association monitors water quality of Bow Lake, a pristine 1200-acre lake in southeast New Hampshire.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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


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

Exotic/Invasive Species:
milfoil;zebra mussels;;

Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Local government, State government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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