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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Pompeston Creek Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program
pompeston Creek Volunteer Biological Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Debbie LordStreet:551 New Albany Rd.
City: Moorestown, NJState: New Jersey
Zip Code:08057Phone: 856-235-9204 Web site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:40

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1300 Year monitoring began: 1998

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
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:
Water Quality Monitoring Program: At two locations on the stream: Fecal coliform, E.coli, NO3, P,TSS collected monthly by volunteers, analysed by certified lab. Under approved Quality Assurance Project plan. pH, D.O. by kit.

Biological Monitoring Program: benthic macroinvertebrate sampling yearly at two locations. No QAPP

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Water temp., E.coli, optical brighteners, depth, stream bottom

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:
remove japanese knotweed, oriental bittersweet, japanese stiltgrass, multiflora rose, japanese honeysuckle, garlic mustard, ailanthus, porcelainberry, etc

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:
5 streambank restoration sites, 2 detention basin retrofits, 1 stream corridor restoration

Data Uses
EducationLocal government
AdvocacyOur program, Local government, State government
Research Our program, Local government, State government
Community organizingLocal government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government
Land use decisionsLocal government
Watershed planningOur program, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Local government, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program, Local government
State 305(b) reportOur program, State government


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