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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Transylvania County Volunteer Monitoring Project

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



Contact Information
Name:Eric Caldwell; Donna Waterman Street:North Carolina Coop. Extension Service
203 E. Morgan St.
City: BrevardState: North Carolina
Zip Code:28712-Phone: 704 884-3109
Email:Eric_Caldwell@ncsv.eduWeb site1:http://
Fax: 704 884-3142Web 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: $1000 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX 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:
Transylvania County Volunteer Monitoring Project conducts monthly screening to identify potential impacts to water quality due to recreational uses.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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