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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Canoeing for Water Quality
Lake Crabtree County Park

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

Contact Information
Name:Park ManagerStreet:1400 Aviation Parkway
City: MorrisvilleState: North Carolina
Zip Code:27560Phone: 919-460-3390 site1:
Fax: 919-460-3389Web site2:

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

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

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?No 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:
Join park staff and volunteers to specific points on lake to test the water in Lake Crabtree. Canoeing experience required. Pre registration required, because we only have a set number of canoes. Ages 10+ (under 18 must be accompanied by adult). Meet at Boat Rental Building.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Birds, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government
AdvocacyOur program, Local government, State government
Research Our program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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