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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Saturday Academy
Student Watershed Research Project (SWRP)

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



Contact Information
Name:Stacy Renfro Street:Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology P.O. Box 91000
City: PortlandState: Oregon
Zip Code:97291-1000Phone: 503 690-1363
Email:renfro@admin.ogi.eduWeb site1:http://www.ogi.edu/satacad/
Fax: 503 690-1388Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:20 Students Number:800

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
X FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
Donations 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:
SWRP uses the cooperation of teachers, students, scientists, businesses, governmental agencies, and community groups to couple watershed education with the collection of high quality data. Our mission is to develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment leading to responsible behavior and constructive actions with regard to water quality and watershed resources. Students conduct aquatic and riparian surveys biannually. Duplicate samples are anylyzed by professional labs and our staff audits all data prior to dissemination to agencies. Each summer we offer training in riparian and aquatic ecosystem monitoring.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessmentNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
BMP evaluationNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Plan restoration projectsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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