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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
East Bay Regional Park District Volunteer Program

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

Contact Information
Name:volunteer coordinatorStreet:2950 Peralta Oaks Court
City: OaklandState: California
Zip Code:94605Phone: (510) 544-2515, 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757
Email:kfusek@ebparks.orgWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):50
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:10 Students Number:500

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500.00 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses 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:
Many opportunities are available for volunteers to assist and enhance naturalist programs including resource inventories such as stream monitoring, amphibian calling surveys, wildflower identifications, artifact accessioning, and data entry. There is also opportunity to work as docents helping naturalists on school programs such as stream studies and CA Indian history programs.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Lake or Pond, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Fish, Wildlife, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research State government
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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