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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Tampa Baywatch, Inc.

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



Contact Information
Name:Peter Clark; Robert Musser Jr.;Street:8401 9th St. North Suite 230B
City: St. PetersburgState: Florida
Zip Code:33702-Phone: 813 896-5320
Email:TPBAYWATCH@AOL.COMWeb site1:http://
Fax: 813 896-5325Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):300
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:30 Students Number:1000

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100000 Year monitoring began: 1993

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

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Tampa Baywatch conducts numerous volunteer monitoring programs including the Great Bay Scallop Search, monofilament fishing line watch in bird nesting colonies, high school wetland nursery program, seagrass transplanting, and others.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Land, Marine, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Birds, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Shellfish, Wildlife, seabird entanglement

Exotic/Invasive Species:


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

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
EnforcementOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
LegislationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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