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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Mercer County Conservation District

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



Contact Information
Name:Jim Mondok Street:747 Greenville Rd.
City: MercerState: Pennsylvania
Zip Code:16137-Phone: 412 662-2242
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 412 662-3905Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):12
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1979

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Mercer County Conservation District currently monitors Munnell Run to show impacts of riparian buffers and other BMPs. We will be expanding in 1998 to include volunteer monitoring of the rest of the Shenango River watershed.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, pH, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Restoration

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsState government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluationOur program
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government
Other
 

 

 
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