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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


2
Monitoring program names:
Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District
Watershed Watch

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


Contact Information
Name:Dan Donaldson Street:125 E. Erie St.
City: PainesvilleState: Ohio
Zip Code:44077Phone: 216 350-2730
Email:DLD@Harborcom.netWeb site1:http://soil.co.LAKE.oh.US
Fax: 216 350-2601Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):4
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:20 Students Number:600

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
X 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:
Lake County SWCD's Watershed Watch uses 600 middle school students to monitor 20 sites along the Grand and Chagrin Rivers (both are state "Wild or Scenic Rivers"). Data collected is used by the district as an aid in land use decisions and sent to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Scenic Rivers Program to be included in annusl reports on Ohio's Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Metals, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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