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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Pequannock River Coalition
Monitoring program names:
Pequannock River Coalition

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

Contact Information
Name:Ross KushnerStreet:P.O. Box 392
City: NewfoundlandState: New Jersey
Zip Code:07435Phone: 973-492-3212 Web site1:
Fax: 973-492-3212Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):200
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
X Donations 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:
Susses; Passaic; Morris

Program description:
We record river and river tributary temperatures via electronic data loggers. This data is provided to the NJ DEP for 305b/303d analysis. We also conduct physical monitoring, keeping track of riparian condition through a library of photo documentation.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:
tree planting

Data Uses
EducationNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
AdvocacyLocal government, State government
Research Our program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsLocal government, State government
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsLocal government, State government
EnforcementLocal government, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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