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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Anne Arundel County Citizen Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Janis Markusic Street:Department of Planning and Code Enforcement 2664 Riva Rd.; MS 6402
City: AnnapolisState: Maryland
Zip Code:21401-Phone: 410 222-7441
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 410 222-7255Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2500 Year monitoring began: 1986

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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Citizen Monitoring Program assists the County in assessment of water quality conditions and improvement efforts. Volunteers are supplied with equipment to collect data; all attend training prior to the start of monitoring and two hands-on QA/QC sessions each year. Most volunteers monitor the tidal portions of the County's rivers and creeks, which drain to the Chesapeake Bay. Citizen monitoring data is analyzed along with other county monitoring data to reveal a more complete picture of the state of the County's streams, creeks, and tributaries.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

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


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