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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center
Severn River Monitoring Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Paul DeRoo Russell J. Heyde Street:975 Indian Landing Rd.
City: MillersvilleState: Maryland
Zip Code:21108-Phone: 410 222-3822
Email:heyderj@clark.netWeb site1:
Fax: 410 222-3826Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:20 Students Number:2000

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $800 Year monitoring began: 1985

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:school budgets

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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Severn River Monitoring Project conducts water quality monitoring on 12 brackish water sites on the Severn River. Middle, high school, and 5th grade students participate, and our program supports science and social studies curriculum.

Environments monitored:
Air, Estuary, Land, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Fish, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
Research University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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