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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Connecticut River Watch Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Jane Brawerman Street:deKoven House Community Center -
City: MiddletownState: Connecticut
Zip Code:06457Phone: 860.346.3282
Email:ctrivercoastal@conservect.orgWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):70
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $30000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
FoundationsX Businesses Memberships
X 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Connecticut River Watch Program has been monitoring the Connecticut River mainstem and tributary watersheds (Mattabesset and Coginchaug Rivers). Upcoming efforts include a project to develop and implement a model process for turning water quality information into action, and a strategic planning effort to refocus and expand the scope of the program.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Hydrocarbons, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Pipe surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Federal government
BMP evaluationOur program, Federal government
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projectsOur program
EnforcementLocal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportFederal government


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