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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association
Water Quality Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Richard HatchStreet:23 Lakeside Lane
City: JeffersonState: Maine
Zip Code:04343-Phone: 207 563-8610
Email:RWHATCH@TIDEWATER.NETWeb site1:http://
Fax: 207 563-8610Web 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: $2200 Year monitoring began: 1989

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
DonationsX 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association has produced eight years of monitoring work focused on nonpoint source pollution involving phosphorus. Our data is the basis for remediation using Best Management Practices on more than 14 sites in the watershed.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond

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

Biological monitoring:
Birds, Chlorophyll, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:
Myriophyllum sp.;Lythrum salicaria;freshwater mussels;

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Land use surveys, Pipe surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyOur program
Research State government
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentState government
BMP evaluationState government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningLocal government
Plan restoration projectsLocal government, State government
EnforcementLocal government, State government
LegislationOur program, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government, Federal government


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