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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Cape Coral Canal Watch

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



Contact Information
Name:Kim Cressman Street:Environmental Resources Division; P.O.Box 150027
City: Cape CoralState: Florida
Zip Code:33915Phone: 239-574-0785
Email:kcressman@capecoral.netWeb site1:http://www.capecoral.net
Fax: 239-574-0721Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):60
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $9000 Year monitoring began: 1995

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?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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Cape Coral Canal Watch volunteers assist city water managers by collecting water samples and environmental data. Cape Coral contains 400 miles of residential canals within the city's boundaries (more than Venice, Italy).

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Lake or Pond, Land, Marine, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Toxicity, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:
Melaleuca quinquenervia;Schinus terebinthif olius (Brazilian pepper);;

Additional activities:
Human use surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Research Our program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Land use decisionsLocal government, State government, Federal government
Watershed planningLocal government, State government, Federal government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
EnforcementState government
LegislationState government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesState government
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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