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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
South Coast Watershed Council
Lower Rogue Watershed Council

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

Contact Information
Name:Cindy MyersStreet:P.O. Box 666
City: Gold BeachState: Oregon
Zip Code:97444Phone: 541-247-2755
Email:cricks@harborside.comWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $30,000 Year monitoring began: 1995

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?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:
Our water quality program was initiated to characterize summer water temperatures and flow in rivers and streams. In 2002, conductivity, turbidity, pH, DO, BOD, total solids, nitrate+nitrite, total phosphorus, and E.coli were tested weekly to biweekly. In 2003, we began sampling estuaries and lakes. In 2004, we plan to focus on diurnal sampling of our estuaries, and storm event sampling at approx 40 sites county-wide. Macroinvertebrates will be tested in association with Rogue Basin Coordinating Council. Project effectiveness monitoring includes presence/absence for juvenile fish, and spawning surveys.

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

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Salinity, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp., total solids

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Fish, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Photographic surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology, shade modelling and monitoring

Restoration activities:
riparian fencing & planting, large wood placement, fish passage improvement, road stormproofing, bioengineering

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
AdvocacyOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsLocal government
Watershed planningFederal government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, State government, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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