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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

New Riverkeepers
Monitoring program names:
Headwaters Research Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Michael WilliamsStreet:5835 Castle Ford Road
City: ToddState: North Carolina
Zip Code:28684Phone: 828-773-0712
Email:mwilliamsusa@bellsouth.netWeb site1:In-process
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):7
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:2-4

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000.00 Year monitoring began: 2011

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
X DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:XParticipant donations

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:
Research of the South Fork of the New River from the Headwaters, originating near Boone to the Ashe County, N.C. line. Water sampling, sediment and aquatic analysis. Creating a database of current river water conditions, contaminates and environmental impact. Particularly of the relevant impact of county development, growth and construction, Boone WWTP effluent discharges and the proposed 4 mpd per extraction from the New River by the city of Boone for municipal water use.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Hardness, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, TSS/TDS, Toxicity, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
EnforcementOur program, Local government, State government
LegislationOur program, Local government, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program
State 305(b) report 


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