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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
New Jersey Community Water Watch

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


Contact Information
Name:Liz Glynn Street:119 Somerset St.
City: New BrunswickState: New Jersey
Zip Code:08901-Phone: 732 249-4108
Email:info@njwaterwatch.orgWeb site1:http://www.njwaterwatch.org/
Fax: 732 220-1179Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):45
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X 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:
New Jersey Community Water Watch has 20 full-time AmeriCorps members who work at 9 environmentally stressed urban sites to monitor, test, clean and support 20 major waterways, provide public education, identify pollution hazards, and train and coordinate volunteers.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, pH, Pesticides, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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