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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Prudence Conservancy
Island Watch

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



Contact Information
Name:Allan Beck Street:422 Narragansett Ave.
City: Prudence IslandState: Rhode Island
Zip Code:02872-Phone: 401 683-6780
Email:ALLANBECK@AOL.COMWeb site1:http://
Fax: 401 683-5061Web 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:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500 Year monitoring began: 1989

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX 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:
Prudence Conservancy does water quality monitoring to provide "sea-truthing" data for electronic monitoring by the Narrangansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Groundwater

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
Education 
Advocacy 
Research Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsUniversity scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, Federal government, University scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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