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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership

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

Contact Information
Name:Chris Brosius, CoordinatorStreet:PO Box 13240
City: Lahaina, MauiState: Hawaii
Zip Code:96761-Phone: (808) 661-6600
Email:Web site1:
Fax: 808 661-9126Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):60
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:10

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $30000 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX 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?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:
Na Pale O Ke Kai is a volunteer coastal monitoring project sponsored by the West Maui Watershed, State Department of Health, and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. We collect comprehensive information about nuisance algal accumulations and water clarity in order to identify problems, set priorities for action, and track changes over time. We promote a cooperative management approach that involves government agencies, concerned citizens, and landowners.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Coral Reef, Marine

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

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, algae

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Federal government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Federal government
Research Our program, Local government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Federal government
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Plan restoration projectsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
LegislationLocal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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