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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Gloucester Shellfish Advisory Commission

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

Contact Information
Name:Dave Sargent Street:637 Essex Ave.
City: GloucesterState: Massachusetts
Zip Code:01930-Phone: 978 281-3981
Email:gsgt@tiac.netWeb site1:http://
Fax: 978 281-3981Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):8
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Gloucester Shellfish Advisory Commission monitors coastal waters and their drainage basins. We are attempting to identify human vs. non-human bacterial loading.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Groundwater, Marine, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Metals, Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Birds, Exotic / Invasive species, Shellfish

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsLocal government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsLocal government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentLocal government, State government
BMP evaluationLocal government, State government
Land use decisionsLocal government, State government
Watershed planningLocal government, State government
Plan restoration projectsLocal government, State government
EnforcementLocal government, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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