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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Adopt-A-Stream Foundation

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

Contact Information
Name:Tom Murdoch; Tim Northern Street:600 - 128th St. SE
City: EverettState: Washington
Zip Code:98208-Phone: 425 316-8592 425 771 6671
Email:aasf@streamkeeper.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 425 338-1423Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):40
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:30 Students Number:900

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1990

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

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Adopt-A-Stream Foundation focuses on small streams around Puget Sound suffering from urbanization. We train adults in field-monitoring for physical, chemical, and biological parameters; however, we emphasize the importance of monitoring and investigating the social and political characteristics of watersheds.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream, Wetland

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

Biological monitoring:
Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizingOur program, Non-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 projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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