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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Lake Watch of Lake Martin

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


Contact Information
Name:John Glasier Street:P.O. Box 72
City: Alexander CityState: Alabama
Zip Code:35011Phone: (256) 825-9353
Email:info@lakewatch.orgWeb site1:http://www.lakewatch.org/
Fax: (256) 825-9593Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):30
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X 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? Yes

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Lake Watch conducts monthly monitoring of ten sites on Lake Martin and the Tallapoosa River watershed.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Hydrocarbons, Nitrogen, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Pipe surveys

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
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, University scientists
BMP evaluationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
EnforcementOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
LegislationOur program, Local government, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program, Local government, State government
State 305(b) reportOur program, State government, Federal government
Other
 

 

 
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