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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Great North American Secchi Dip-In

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

Contact Information
Name:Bob Carlson; Jay Lee;Street:Department of Biological Sciences
City: KentState: Ohio
Zip Code:44242-Phone: 330 672-3992
Email:rcarlson@kent.eduWeb site1:
Fax: 330 672-3713Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):3000
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $12,000 Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Great North American Secchi Dip-In asks members of other monitoring programs to "dip" their Secchi disks for us during a period around July 4th. Volunteers from around the world can participate via our web entry form. We use the data to map transparency.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsState government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Trend analysis


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