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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Gwinnett County Adopt-A-Stream

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

Contact Information
Name:Brian SternerStreet:Gwinnett County Department of Public Utilities 75 Langley Dr.
City: LawrencevilleState: Georgia
Zip Code:30045-Phone: (770) 904-3505
Email:brian.sterner@gwinnettcounty.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 770 822-7170Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:10 Students Number:200

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

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX 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?Yes
EPA-approved? Yes

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:
Gwinnett County Adopt-A-Stream coordinates the activities of over 80 Gwinnett County volunteer groups which adopt river, lake, or stream sections for clean-up and/or monitoring. We also coordinate volunteer streambank stabilization projects and speak to school and civic groups about water quality . We are sponsored by the Gwinnett County Department of Public Utilities.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

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


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