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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Middletown Township Environmental Commission

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

Contact Information
Name:Michael S. FedoshStreet:Town Hall 1 Kings Hwy.
City: MiddletownState: New Jersey
Zip Code:07748-2594Phone: (732) 615-2000, 732-615-2014
Email:kcfedosh@aol.comWeb site1:
Fax: 732 671-5290Web 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:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X 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?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? Yes

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:
Middletown Township Environmental Commission conducts monitoring within the Township, which includes the Raritan Bayshore and Navesink River watersheds. We do monthly stream sampling on both watersheds, using field kits, and are conducting a one-year tributyltin (TBT) assessment of Navesink River bottom sediment, and a two-year nonpoint source sampling study of McClees Creek, a Navesink tributary.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Pesticides, Rainfall, Salinity, TSS/TDS, Toxicity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government
Research State government, Federal government
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsLocal government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsLocal government
Nonpoint source assessmentLocal government, State government
BMP evaluationLocal government
Land use decisionsLocal government
Watershed planningLocal government
Plan restoration projects 
LegislationState government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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