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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Lake Sunapee Protective Association
Water Quality Monitoring Program

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



Contact Information
Name:Bonnie Lewis Street:P.O. Box 683 or 64 Main Street
City: SunapeeState: New Hampshire
Zip Code:03782-Phone: 603 763-2210
Email:lspa@lakesunapee.orgWeb site1:http://www.lakesunapee.org
Fax: 603 763-2077Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):50
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1986

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Lake Sunapee Protective Association monitors 50 sites within the Lake Sunapee watershed. A decade's worth of volunteer-gathered data has led to more detailed and strict zoning laws in the three towns surrounding the lake. These laws were used as a model for the state's Shoreland Protection Act. We are focusing on installing best management proctices (BMPs) to reduce pollution in four subwatersheds.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Chlorophyll, Phytoplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Restoration

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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