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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Port Graham/Nanwalek Watershed Council
Water Quality Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Robin ReichStreet:Chugachmiut
4201 Tudor Centre Dr.; Suite 210
City: AnchorageState: Alaska
Zip Code:99508Phone: 907 562-4155
Email:Robin@chugachmiut.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 907 563-2891Web 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
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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:
The Port Graham/Nanwalek Watershed Council Monitoring Program is based in the Alaska Native communities of Port Graham and Nanwalek on the Kenai Peninsula. We examine chemical, physical, and biological (rapid bioassessment) parameters of the Port Graham and English Bay Rivers. Local peoples gather data and report to the council so that tribally-based decisions concerning water quality can be made.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government
AdvocacyOur program, Local government
Community organizingOur program, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government
Watershed planningOur program, Local government
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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