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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Flint Creek
Monitoring program names:
Flint Creek Water shed
Ontario County, West Central Upstate New York

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

Contact Information
Name:Gerry BenedictStreet:6775 Miller road
City: NewarkState: New York
Zip Code:14513Phone: 315 331 0490
Email:GBenedict@midlakes.orgWeb 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):Biology Classes
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 teacher Students Number:85 students

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $20.00 Year monitoring began: 1993

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:
Ontario county

Program description:
High school biology students collect biodiversity information regarding the macroinvertebrates populations in creek bed adjacent to high school. Once a year the biodivesity of the water shed from creek mouth to source is taken.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, pH, Rainfall, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program
LegislationOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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