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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Flint Creek Watershed Project
Volunteer Monitoring

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

Contact Information
Name:Brad Bole Street:3120 Highway 36
City: HartselleState: Alabama
Zip Code:35640Phone: (256) 773-6541
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):7
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:3 Students Number:75

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $300 Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X 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?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:
The Flint Creek Watershed Project began in 1992 as an EPA pilot project to improve water quality by using a volunteer approach instead of enforcement. Over 35 cooperative partners from federal, state, local agencies, volunteers, and school groups have joined together to educate and inform the watershed's residents about pollution sources and what they can do to help improve water quality.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Lake or Pond, Land, Reservoir, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

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

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, State government, Federal government
Community organizingOur program, State government, Federal government
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government, State government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, State government
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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