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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Adopt-A-Stream Network

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

Contact Information
Name:Kristi Hastie Street:3 Puritan Mill; 916 Joseph Lowery Blvd
City: AtlantaState: Georgia
Zip Code:30318Phone: 404 352-9828, ext. 17
Fax: 404 352-8676Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):200
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:100 Students Number:2500

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
X DonationsX 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper monitors streams within the Chattahoochee River Basin using a watershed approach. We assist smaller sub-basin watershed groups with their monitoring programs.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife, E.coli

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Land use surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

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


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