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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Chatham County Adopt-A-Stream

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


Contact Information
Name:Jackie Jackson Teel Street:110 E. State St. P.O. Box 8246
City: SavannahState: Georgia
Zip Code:31412-Phone: 912-651-1454 or 912-651-1440
Email:jacksonj@thempc.orgWeb site1:http://www.mpcnaturalresources.org/educational-programs/georgia-adopt-a-stream.html
Fax: 912 651-1480Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):45
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:6 Students Number:150

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

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX 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?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:


Program description:
Chatham County Adopt-A-Stream is the first community volunteer monitoring program of its kind in coastal Georgia. We are having to adjust some of the state protocols so that they are applicable to this region. Also, many of our adopted waterways are man-made canals, which adds an additional challenge to the program.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hydrocarbons, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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