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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Merrymeeting Lake Association
Water Quality Committee

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Univ of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension; Lakes Lay Monitoring Program

Contact Information
Name:Russ Weldon, President Street:P.O. Box 468
City: New DurhamState: New Hampshire
Zip Code:03855-Phone: 603 859-5347
Email:wschmid@WORLDPATH.netWeb site1:
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):5
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2500 Year monitoring began: 1983

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Merrymeeting Lake Association monitors the water quality of Merrymeeting Lake (1100 acres) from May through November.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Chlorophyll, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, University scientists
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program, University scientists
Screen for problemsOur program, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentUniversity scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, University scientists
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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