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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Silver Lake Association of Madison

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

Contact Information
Name:Lyn SlanetzStreet:P.O. Box 224
City: Silver LakeState: New Hampshire
Zip Code:03875-Phone: 603 367-4690
Email:Web site1:
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $3000 Year monitoring began: 1983

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
X 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:
Silver Lake Association conducts monitoring of water quality of Silver Lake in Madison, New Hampshire.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsNon-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentNon-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
LegislationLocal government, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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