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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Lake George Association

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

Contact Information
Name:Ray Trusch Street:P.O. Box 72
City: WalesState: Massachusetts
Zip Code:01081-Phone: 413 567-1655
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 413 245-7874Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $0 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
X 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Lake George Association monitors water quality, weed growth, and leach field seepage. We also watch lake depth in all areas as Lake George is slowly filling in.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Lake or Pond

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hydrocarbons, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Local government, University scientists
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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