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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
South Santiam Watershed Council
Water Quality Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Susan Gries Street:33630 McFarland Rd.
City: TangentState: Oregon
Zip Code:97389Phone: 541 967-5927 133
Email:gries@peak.orgWeb site1:http; // Forest/5055
Fax: 541 928-9345Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):7
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:3 Students Number:50

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

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
X FoundationsX 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:
The South Santiam Watershed Council is implementing a water quality monitoring program in the South Santiam watershed involving three local high schools and citizen water quality monitors. We monitor biological, physical, and chemical parameters on an ongoing basis.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Macroinvertebrates, E.coli

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportFederal government


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