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Flint Creek
Monitoring program names:
Flint Creek Stream Monitoring

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

Contact Information
Name:Gerry BenedictStreet:Rt. 488
City: Midlakes High SchoolState: New York
Zip Code:14432Phone: 1 315 548 6300
Email:gbenedict@bluefrognet.netWeb site1:http://
Fax: 1 315 548 4500Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):4 classes
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:75

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $0.00 Year monitoring began: 1993

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?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:
Local stream monitoring of Flint Creek at site across from Midlake High School (0.5 mile south of intersection of NYS Rt. 96 and Rt. 488 South. We do a kick sample and identify macroinvertebrates, measure pH, DO, air & water temp., water clarity and color, and stream flow 2 - 4 times / school year. Twice we have sampled the water shed from source to mouth (5 sites) in a 6 hour period.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, BOD, Rainfall, Turbidity, Water temp., DO, Water flow

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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