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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Barnegat Bay Watch Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Carol Elliott Street:2007 Long Beach Blvd.
City: North Beach HavenState: New Jersey
Zip Code:08008-Phone: 609 492-0222
Email:livingoceanalo@comcast.netWeb site1:
Fax: 609 492-6216Web 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:3 Students Number:60

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1993

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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:
The Barnegat Bay Watch Monitoring Program monitors approximately 35 sites throughout the Barnegat and Little Egg Harbor bays. Testing periods are every two weeks from April to November. We will add nitrates to our current physical parameters in 1998.

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Research State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsState government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningState government, Federal government
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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