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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Rome, Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Eric Lindberg Street:Environmental & Historic Planning P.O. Box 1433
City: RomeState: Georgia
Zip Code:30162-1433Phone: (706) 236-4674 706 / 236-5025
Email:elindberg@romega.usWeb site1:
Fax: 706 236-4405Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):25
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:16 Students Number:250

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
FoundationsX 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:

Program description:
Rome, Georgia Adopt-A-Stream is partnered with Alabama Water Watch volunteers that share our watershed.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government
AdvocacyOur program, Local government, State government
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program, Local government
LegislationState government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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