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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Save the Bays Association, Inc.
Water Quality Monitoring of Moorings Bay and Clam Bay Systems

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

Contact Information
Name:W. Lazear Street:P.O. Box 1593
City: NaplesState: Florida
Zip Code:34106-Phone: 941 261-6824
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 941 261-6824Web 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:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $900 Year monitoring began: 1993

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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:
Save the Bays Association monitors, on a monthly basis, Doctors Pass Inlet on the Gulf of Mexico and waterways a few miles to the north and south. We are assisted by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Hardness, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Pesticides, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris monitoring

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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