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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Keep Walton Beautiful
Apalachee Water Watchers

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

Contact Information
Name:Christi Markuten; Elaine B. Oakes Street:2051 Leroy Anderson Rd.; S.E.
City: MonroeState: Georgia
Zip Code:30655-Phone: 770 267-1443 770-267-1421 x 5
Email:Web site1:
Fax: 770 267-1423Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:5 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $14000 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:grants

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? Yes

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:
Walton Clean and Beautiful monitors portions of the Alcovy and Apalachee Rivers. Four high schools have adopted sites. We received a grant from Georgia Environmental Organization in 1997 to be used mainly for education and equipment in City of Social Circle schools.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, State government
AdvocacyOur program, State government
Research Our program, State government
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsState government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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