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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Friends of the Tivoli Bays

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

Contact Information
Name:Warren D. BloomfieldStreet:Rd #3 Box 46C
City: Red HookState: New York
Zip Code:12571-9437Phone: 914 758-1582
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 914 758-1582Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):4
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $300 Year monitoring began: 1988

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

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Friends of the Tivoli Bays is an environmental watchgroup established in response to a proposed county ash landfill at the headwaters of one of the Hudson River's largest undisturbed freshwater wetland habitats. We perform visual monitoring, debris cleanups, and photographic surveys to be used in general education, generating public pressure to foster effective protection policies, and documenting a variety of environmental insults. We also participate in relevant public hearings and advocate for access to outdoor recreation, activities, and programs for people with disabilities.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Land, Marine, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationNon-governmental community organizations, Federal government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Watershed planningLocal government
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementState government, Federal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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