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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Damariscotta River Association
Tide Water Watch

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

Contact Information
Name:Alan Pooley; Tom Platt;
Dave Bailey
Street:P.O. Box 333
City: DamariscottaState: Maine
Zip Code:04543Phone: 207 563-1393
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):18
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:2

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2200 Year monitoring began: 1989

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
DonationsX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Damariscotta River Association analyzes fecal coliform and salinity twice monthly for 45 sites on the Damariscotta Estuary and feeder streams. We also collect duplicate samples for the State Department of Marine Resources. Large areas of the estuary are currently open for shellfish and aquaculture and new areas are being opened.

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

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Land use surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementLocal government
LegislationState government
Shellfish bed closuresState government
Swimming advisoriesLocal government
State 305(b) report 


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