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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Trout Unlimited, Narragansett Chapter

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

Contact Information
Name:John W. BrownStreet:2902 Post Rd.
City: WakefieldState: Rhode Island
Zip Code:02879-Phone: 401 783-4209
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 401 789-2834Web site2:

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

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

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

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:National Trout Unlimited budget

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? Yes

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 Narragansett Chapter of Trout Unlimited is conducting an ongoing study of Rhode Island trout waters in cooperation with URI Watershed Watch. Two important rivers under study are Falls River in Exeter and Moosup River in Coventry, Rhode Island. Also, our flow monitoring program is continung on Rhode Island's only catch-and-release fishing area. The program helps protect a significant population of wild and native brook trout.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hydrocarbons, pH, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Exotic / Invasive species, Fish, Habitat assessments

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research University scientists
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsState government
Watershed planningFederal government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, State government
LegislationOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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