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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Central New York Watershed Consortium
East Syracuse Minoa High School Environmental Science Classes

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

Contact Information
Name:William R. BealStreet:6400 Fremont Rd.
City: East SyracuseState: New York
Zip Code:13057-Phone: 315 656-7242
Email:WRBeal6607@AOL.COMWeb site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:45

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $300 Year monitoring began: 1988

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Central New York Watershed Consortium monitors three sites on Butternut Creek demonstrating nonpoint source runoff, and three sites on Limestone Creek which bracket two sewage treatment plants and demonstrate point source pollution.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditions 
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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