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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association
Stream Watch

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

Contact Information
Name:Beth April Street:31 Titus Mill Rd.
City: PenningtonState: New Jersey
Zip Code:08534-Phone: 609 737-3735
Fax: 609 737-3075Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $10,000 Year monitoring began: 1992

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

Counties in which you monitor:
Mercer; Middlesex; Monmouth; Somerset

Program description:
The Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association monitors the Millstone River and its major tributaries. We have three monitoring programs: Chemical, Benthic Macroinvertebrates, and Visual Assessment. Volunteers monitor chemical parameters twice a month year-round, visual assessment six times a year, and macroinvertebrates three times a year. Data is reported twice a year and is used to target sensitive spots and problems.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Turbidity, Water temp., weather, water color

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:
Reforestation, streambank restoration

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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