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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Coalition for Buzzards Bay
Baywatchers

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



Contact Information
Name:Tony Williams Street:620 Belleville Ave
City: New Bedford, MAState: Massachusetts
Zip Code:02745Phone: 508 999-6363
Email:williams@savebuzzardsbay.orgWeb site1:www.savebuzzardsbay.org
Fax: 508 984-7913Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):110
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100,000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX 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:
Barnstable; Plymouth; Bristol

Program description:
Coalition for Buzzards Bay is a regional nonprofit organization founded in 1987. Our mission is to restore, protect, and sustain the waters of Buzzards Bay and its 432 square mile watershed. The citizens' water quality monitoring program, Baywatchers,

Environments monitored:
Estuary

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp., wind direction, sea conditions


Biological monitoring:
Chlorophyll, general species observations

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Research Our program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentLocal government, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government, State government
Watershed planningOur program, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projectsLocal government, State government
Enforcement 
LegislationOur program, Local government, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government
Other
303(d) list
State government

 

 
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