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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Florida LAKEWATCH

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
University of Florida's Dept. of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences


Contact Information
Name:Julie Terrell Street:7922 NW 71st St.
City: GainesvilleState: Florida
Zip Code:32653-3071Phone: 1-800-525-3928
Email:lakewat@ufl.eduWeb site1:http://lakewatch.ifas.ufl.edu/
Fax: (352) 392-4902Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):1800
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:12 Students Number:250

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $450,000 Year monitoring began: 1986

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations 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?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:
Florida LAKEWATCH trains and certifies citizens to take monthly water samples and measurements which are compiled and used to establish baseline data on Florida lakes, streams, and coastal waters. We also have information available to citizens concerning lake and water management.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Metals, Nitrogen, Rainfall, Salinity, TSS/TDS, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Chlorophyll

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government
Other
 

 

 
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