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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Delaware Inland Bays
Citizen Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Joe Farrell Ed Whereat Street:University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies 700 Pilottown Rd.; Marine Studies Complex
City: LewesState: Delaware
Zip Code:19958-1298Phone: 302 645-4250 or 302-645-4252 or whereat@udel.eduWeb site1:
Fax: 302 645-4007Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):40
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $35000 Year monitoring began: 1990

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

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:
Delaware Inland Bays monitors 25 sites in the Delaware Inland Bays watershed on a weekly basis (semi-monthly in the winter). We monitor to provide information on the watershed, to support public policy decision making, to educate the public, and to answer shor-term research questions.

Environments monitored:

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

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Chlorophyll

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Research Our program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government
BMP evaluationLocal government
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Watershed planningState government
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closuresState government
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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