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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Love of Learning Montessori School
Elementary Class Stream Monitoring Project

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Howard County Dept. of Recreation & Parks Water Quality Monitoring Program

Contact Information
Name:Dan McNamara Sue Muller Victoria Victoria Street:9151 Rumsey Rd.
City: ColumbiaState: Maryland
Zip Code:21045Phone: 410 715-9600
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:10

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $0 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
X Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Love of Learning Montessori School students (grades 2-5) are involved in monthly macroinvertebrate sampling at a local stream. We are expanding to include chemical analysis.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations
Establish baseline conditionsNon-governmental community organizations
Nonpoint source assessmentNon-governmental community organizations
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsNon-governmental community organizations
EnforcementNon-governmental community organizations
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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