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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Sherwood Forest Naturalist Program

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



Contact Information
Name:William Moulden Street:290 Nottingham Hill
City: Sherwood ForestState: Maryland
Zip Code:21405Phone: 410 849-2820
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 410 841-2554Web 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:3 Students Number:325

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2000 Year monitoring began: 1990

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
X Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
X 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Sherwood Forest Naturalist Program is an educational conservation program that produces proficient skill-oriented naturalists capable of conducting direct-action environmental missions. Our monitoring projects include SAV, stream, and species diversity surveys, and water quality monitoring. We also sponsor a full spectrum of restoration projects on the Severn River.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Lake or Pond, Marine, River or Stream, Wetland

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


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

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Photographic surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Research Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
EnforcementNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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