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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Smith Creek Volunteer Monitoring Group

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

Contact Information
Name:Holly E. SpringStreet:401 Elm Ave
City: Wake ForestState: North Carolina
Zip Code:27587Phone:
Email:hspring@wakeforestnc.govWeb site1:
Fax: (919) 554-4112Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? not yet

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $8000 Year monitoring began: 2008

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:X319 grant

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:
Volunteer group monitoring Smith Creek Watershed in Wake Forest, NC at 9 locations for turbidity, nitrogen, phosphorus, DO, BOD, pH, temperature, and bi-annual macro counts. Also host monthly educational training sessions for bankfull id, stream id and measurement, velocity, stream restoration tours, macro counts, and equipment use.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Macroinvertebrates, bank cover

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:
Live stakes

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


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