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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Woonasquatucket River Greenway

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

Contact Information
Name:Jane B. ShermanStreet:56 Pine St.; Suite 3B
City: ProvidenceState: Rhode Island
Zip Code:02903-Phone: 401 455-8880
Email:jsherman@providenceplan.orgWeb site1:http://
Fax: 401 331-6840Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):30
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
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
X FoundationsX Businesses 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:
Woonasquatucket River Greenway conducts programs to restore a degraded urban river which flows into Narragansett Bay, and adjacent lands. The river, which has high fecal coliform and dioxin levels and two brownfields, will be tested in Summer 1998 by State and Federal Agencies. We will then begin training our first volunteer monitors and developing a teen-run testing program. We currently give watershed and rever information for environmental justice and environmental education programs at schools.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration

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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