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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Citizen Environmental Monitoring Program

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Cook Inlet Keeper and University of Alaska, Environment and Natural Resources Institute

Contact Information
Name:Barbara WildStreet:2221 E. Northern Lights Blvd. #118
City: AnchorageState: Alaska
Zip Code:99508Phone:
Email:fnbjw@uaf.eduWeb site1:http://
Fax: 907-279-2139Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):25
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1,000 Year monitoring began: 1999

Sources of funding or in-kind support
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?No 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:
Volunteer monitoring program using region-wide services of Cook Inlet Keeper Citizen Environmental monitoring program.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Salinity, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Research Our program
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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