Skip common site navigation and headers
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Monitoring and Assessing Water Quality
Begin Hierarchical Links EPA Home > Water > Wetlands, Oceans, & Watersheds > Monitoring and Assessing Water Quality > Volunter Monitoring > National Directory of Volunteer Monitoring Programs > Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory End Hierarchical Links


Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Tryon Resource Partnership Watershed Council
Watershed Assessment Project & Neighborhood Conservation Plan

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Contact Information
Name:Liz Callison Street:6039 SW Knightsbridge Dr.
City: PortlandState: Oregon
Zip Code:97219-4959Phone: 503 244-0641
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 503 244-0641Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):150
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:5 Students Number:20

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $3000 Year monitoring began: 1997

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?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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Tryon Resource Partnership Watershed Council works in the Tryon Creek system watershed. We have begun monitoring sewage collection system pollutants and other limiting factors for native wild spring run steelhead. We plan to conduct a macroinvertebrate survey, habitat assessment, and local wetland conservation planning. We conduct water quality testing and conservation planning for the Fanno Creek system watershed.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Land, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Toxicity, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Exotic / Invasive species, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

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

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluationOur program
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projectsOur program
EnforcementOur program
LegislationOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program


Begin Site Footer

EPA Home | Privacy and Security Notice | Contact Us

Last updated on 08/15/2002 12:40:49 PM
URL: /water/volmon.nsf/VST/NT00000D9A?OpenDocument