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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
University of Georgia, Marine Extension Service
Coastal Adopt-A-Wetland

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

Contact Information
Name:Angela BlissStreet:20 Ocean Science Circle
City: savannahState: Georgia
Zip Code:31411Phone: 912-598-2388
Email:acbliss@uga.eduWeb site1:
Fax: 598-2399Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):35
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:20

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $80000 Year monitoring began: 2001

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? Yes

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:
11 coastal counties

Program description:
The University of Georgia's coastal Adopt-A-Wetland program invites individuals, families, and volunteers groups to adopt salt marshes, estuaries, and beaches. Activities include chemical and biological monitoring. Training is provided at the Marine Extension Service in Savannah.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Marine, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Salinity, Secchi transparency

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Shellfish, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris monitoring, Land use surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, State government, University scientists
Research State government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluationOur program, State government
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, University scientists
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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