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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Adopt-A-Stream Mississippi

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

Contact Information
Name:Debra VeederStreet:855 Pear Orchard Road Suite 500
City: RidgelandState: Mississippi
Zip Code:39157Phone: 601 605-1790
Fax: 601 206-5705Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):35
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
X 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? 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:
Adopt-A-Stream Mississippi has an extensive 3-day training workshop for volunteers, available statewide for all counties. We give LaMotte Chemistry kits to citizens who commit to monitor a stream for three years.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Land use surveys, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationState government
AdvocacyState government
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsState government
Establish baseline conditionsState government
Nonpoint source assessmentState government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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