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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Souhegan Watershed Association

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



Contact Information
Name:Ken ButenhofStreet:P.O. Box 1474
City: MerrimackState: New Hampshire
Zip Code:03054Phone: 603 644-3431
Email:kbhutenhof@comcast.netWeb site1:http://www.souheganriver.org
Fax: 603 673-0597Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):30
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $4000 Year monitoring began: 1991

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

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:
The Souhegan Watershed Association, in partnership with the Lower Merrimack River Advisory Committee, operates a water quality monitoring program. We sample thirteen sites on the Souhegan River and nine sites on the Merrimack River every two weeks from June through September. Local newspapers and our Website post results whenever E. coli exceed safe standards, especially at known swimming holes. An end-of-year report is distributed.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Pipe surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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