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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Hillsdale Local School District
Muskingum Watershed Observers & Jerome Fork Monitors of Ashland County

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

Contact Information
Name:Jesse H. HammanStreet:485 TR 1902
City: JeromesvilleState: Ohio
Zip Code:44840Phone: 419 368-7407 419 368 6841
Email:HILL_HAMMAN@TCCSA.OHIO.GOVWeb site1:http://
Fax: 419 368-7504Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:4 Students Number:200

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $150 Year monitoring began: 1986

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:school budget

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
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:
Hillsdale Local School District high school biology students have monitored local ponds since 1980. Since 1986 we have been establishing baseline conditions for Jerome Fork in Ashland County (Muskingum watershed). We are updating our manual titration procedures to computerized electronic equipment.

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

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hydrocarbons, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
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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