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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Friends of Famosa Slough
Water Quality Monitoring and Treatment Pond Management

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

Contact Information
Name:Jim Peugh Street:P.O. Box 87280
City: San DiegoState: California
Zip Code:92138-7280Phone: 619 224-4591 Web site1:
Fax: 619 224-4591Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):40
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

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

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX 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:
Friends of Famosa Slough monitors the water quality of Famosa Slough, a 30-acre tidal wetland. We will also monitor the water quality of a set of treatment ponds that intercept some of the urban runoff that enters the slough. The monitoring results will be used to help mange the operation of the treatmentponds, to detect infrastructure problems, and for watershed education. Other planned activities include enhancement of tidal flushing, surveillance for incompatible activities, field trips, and restoration projects.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Wetland, treatment ponds

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Birds, Terrestrial vegetation, Exotic / Invasive species, algae cover

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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