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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Magothy River Association

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

Contact Information
Name:Peter BergstromStreet:US FWS; 177 Admiral Cochrane Driver
City: AnnapolisState: Maryland
Zip Code:21146Phone: 410 573 4554
Email:peter_bergstrom@fws.govWeb site1:
Fax: 410 224 2781Web site2:

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

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1500 Year monitoring began: 1983

Sources of funding or in-kind support
x Federal Government State Governmentx Local Government
x 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:
Anne Arundel

Program description:
Program limited to tidal portions of Magothy River in northern Anne Arundel County, a short river that drains to Chesapeake Bay. Started in 1983 with Secchi depth only. Expanded in 1987 when Anne Arundel County started volunteer monitoring, and again in 1992 when boat-based monitoring and nutrients were added. Currently sample at 6 stations once a month from April-October, including parameters to assess all the habitat requirements for SAV growth. Aded some fecal coliform monitoring in 1998. Web site with results will be up soon.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp., light attenuation

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Chlorophyll, Fecal coliform

Exotic/Invasive Species:
not specified

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:
SAV planting, oyster nursery

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program
State 305(b) reportState government


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