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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Audubon YES! (Youth Environmental Services) Program

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society

Contact Information
Name:Jess Morton Street:787 West 4th St.
City: San PedroState: California
Zip Code:90731-Phone: 310 832-5601
Email:jmorton@igc.apc.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 310 832-5601Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):250
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Audubon YES! is a youth volunteer program that works with community service and government groups. We provide volunteers to help existing groups with monitoring, habitat restoration, education, and other community-based environmental projects. As of 1997, most volunteers were located in southern California.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Lake or Pond, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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