Skip common site navigation and headers
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Monitoring and Assessing Water Quality
Begin Hierarchical Links EPA Home > Water > Wetlands, Oceans, & Watersheds > Monitoring and Assessing Water Quality > Volunter Monitoring > National Directory of Volunteer Monitoring Programs > Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory End Hierarchical Links


Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Coastal Watershed Council
Clean Streams Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Debie Chirco-Macdonald Street:345 F Lake Avenue
City: Santa CruzState: California
Zip Code:95062Phone: (831) 464-9200
Email:volunteer@coastalws.orgWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):65
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $50000 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
X Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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:

Program description:
The Clean Streams Program focuses on central California coastal streams bordering the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and supporting existing or historic populations of coho salmon and steelhead trout. We focus on chemical, physical, and biological monitoring.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream, storm drains

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Metals, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

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

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, Federal government
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Federal government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
EnforcementOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program, Federal government


Begin Site Footer

EPA Home | Privacy and Security Notice | Contact Us

Last updated on 05/27/2009 02:18:01 PM
URL: /water/volmon.nsf/VST/NT00000C0E?OpenDocument