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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Clean Water Team

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

Contact Information
Name:Erick BurresStreet:320 West 4th Street; Suite 200
City: Los AngelesState: California
Zip Code:90013Phone: 213-576-6788 site1:
Fax: Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government 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? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?yes

Counties in which you monitor:
Statewide Support

Program description:
The mission of the Clean Water Team (CWT) is to build and support the State’s Watersheds Stewardship through Citizen Monitoring in order to reduce and prevent water pollution and recover lost beneficial uses. Citizen monitoring offers Californians opportunities to make significant positive impacts in their watersheds and give back to their communities. The CWT provides technical and Q/A assistance, training, equipment loans, event support and communication tools for Citizen Monitors.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Lake or Pond, Marine, Reservoir, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Hardness, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Toxicity, Turbidity, Water temp., Various

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Birds, Chlorophyll, Fecal coliform, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Shellfish, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife, Exotic / Invasive species, Various

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology, Trash Surveys

Restoration activities:

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


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