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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Friends of Orinda Creeks
Upper San Pablo Creek Monitoring Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Regg Barrett Street:c/o Pat Smith 234 Crescent Dr.
City: OrindaState: California
Zip Code:94563-Phone: 510 254-6987
Email:cindatom@aol.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 510 253-9690Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):2
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2000 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government 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? 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:
Friends of Orinda Creeks commenced monthly monitoring of eight sites on San Pablo Creek in the summer of 1997.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Pipe surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsLocal government
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsLocal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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