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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
City of Roswell Adopt-A-Stream Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Laura AikensStreet:38 Hill St.
City: RoswellState: Georgia
Zip Code:30075Phone: (770) 641-3742
Email:laikens@roswellgov.comWeb site1:
Fax: 770 594-6186Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:6 Students Number:40

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2500 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX 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?Yes
EPA-approved? Yes

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:
City of Roswell Adopt-A-Stream works on the four main watersheds within city limits that feed directly into the Chattahoochee River. Four groups monitor Willeo Creek watershed, two monitor Martins Landing watershed, seven monitor Big Creek watershed, and two monitor a small unnamed watershed. All three are quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) qualified in chemical monitoring. We are currently expanding biological monitoring. All data is shared and the City of Rosweell Departments of Water, Engineering, and Public Works use our input.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Community organizingLocal government
Screen for problemsLocal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationLocal government
Land use decisionsLocal government, State government
Watershed planningLocal government, State government
Plan restoration projectsLocal government
EnforcementLocal government, State government
LegislationNon-governmental community organizations
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportLocal government, State government


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