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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Community Water Watch Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Margit Brazda; Todd Stevenson Street:Monroe County Department of Health
P.O. Box 92832; 111 Westfall Rd.
City: RochesterState: New York
Zip Code:14692-8932Phone: 716 274-8440
Email:mbrazda@mcls.rochester.lib.ny.usWeb site1:http://
Fax: 716 274-6098Web site2:

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

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1998

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Community Water Watch Program is in the final planning stages, assisted by an active volunteer task group. We have prepared a volunteer monitoring manual, brochure, and training materials.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Birds, Exotic / Invasive species, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Storm drain stenciling

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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