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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Upper Etowah Adopt-A-Stream

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

Contact Information
Name:Melissa RottenbergStreet:P.O. Box 307
City: CantonState: Georgia
Zip Code:30114Phone: (770) 421-3462, info@etowahriver.orgWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2500 Year monitoring began: 2001

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Governmentx State Government Local Government
Foundationsx Businesses Memberships
x Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:xLocal Water Authority

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?No

Counties in which you monitor:
Cherokee; Pickens; Dawson; Lumpkin; Forsyth

Program description:
Workshops to teach citizen volunteers visual, chemical, and macroinvertebrate monitoring skills. Specific water quality data collection to verify 303(d) listings and locate sources of pollution for TMDL implementation.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Fecal coliform, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Land use surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government
AdvocacyLocal government, State government
Research Local government, State government
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsLocal government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentLocal government, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program
State 305(b) reportState government


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