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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Friends of Five Creeks Volunteer Monitoring Program

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



Contact Information
Name:Susan SchwartzStreet:1236 Oxford St.
City: BerkeleyState: California
Zip Code:94709Phone: 510 848 9358
Email:F5creeks@aol.comWeb site1:http://www.fivecreeks.org/
Fax: Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:3 Students Number:90

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Governmentx Local Government
Foundationsx Businesses Memberships
x 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:
Cerrito Creeks monthly for general physical and chemical properties. We test five local creeks for E.coli; weekly tests move from creek to creek every five weeks. USEPA Region 9 does the lab work. We also do wildlife surveys, including aquatic macroinvertebrates and frogs.

Environments monitored:
Air, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Hardness, pH, Phosphorus, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Birds, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife, Exotic / Invasive species, E.coli

Exotic/Invasive Species:
not specified

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

Restoration activities:
not specified



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

 

 
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