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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Basha Kill Area Association

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

Contact Information
Name:Linda Gette Street:P.O. Box 154
City: WestbrookvilleState: New York
Zip Code:12785-0154Phone: 914 754-0725
Email:gette@frontiernet.netWeb site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):5
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2000 Year monitoring began: 1997

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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:
Basha Kill Area Association started a new project in 1997 to establish baseline data for the largest freshwater wetland in southeastern New York.

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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