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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Dry Creek Conservancy

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



Contact Information
Name:David BakerStreet:P.O. Box 1311
City: RosevilleState: California
Zip Code:95678-8311Phone: (916) 315-0715
Email:bakerdavidw@lycos,comWeb site1:http://drycreekconservancy.org
Fax: Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

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

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
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:
Placer and Sacramento

Program description:
The Dry Creek Watershed, which covers about 100 square miles, is undergoing rapid urbanization. Our monitoring covers annual benthic macroinvertibrates sampling, salmon surveys and physical/chemical monitoring. Biological monitoring has been occuring for 8-years and physical/chemical monitoring for 3-years.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Metals, Pesticides, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Flow/Water Level, Nutrients, Water Temp., COD


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Macroinvertebrates, Exotic / Invasive species, E-Coli, Total Coliform, Habitate Assessment, Salmon

Exotic/Invasive Species:
Red Sesbania, H. Blackberries, etc

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Restoration, Construction Site Inspections, Debris Removal, Photographic Surveys

Restoration activities:
Fish Barrier Removal, Planting Native Species



Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
BMP evaluationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
EnforcementNon-governmental community organizations
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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