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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Fulton County Adopt-A-Stream

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Fulton County Department of Environment and Community Development

Contact Information
Name:Jennifer Porter, Sharon SmithStreet:141 Pryor Street; Suite 5001
City: AtlantaState: Georgia
Zip Code:30303Phone: (404) 612-8006, sharon.smith@fultoncountyga.govWeb site1:
Fax: 404 730 8112Web 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:100

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1999

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:
Fulton County

Program description:
Our mission is to ensure superior water resources for Fulton County through effective water quality monitoring, conservation, integrated educational seminars, and enhanced public understanding of water and other environmental issues through active citizen participation.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Land, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:
native vegetation planting

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
BMP evaluationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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