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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Cincinnati Nature Center
Water Quality Monitoring Team

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

Contact Information
Name:John H. HubbardStreet:6947 Nolen Circle
City: CincinnatiState: Ohio
Zip Code:45227-Phone: 513 271-1589
Email:JHUBBARD@IGC.APC.ORGWeb site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $250 Year monitoring began: 1991

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

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Cincinnati Nature Center monitors baseline water quality (biological, chemical, and microbiological) in small streams and ponds. We have established excellent water quality in a small stream and are currently working to define water quality in a 4-acre lake.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

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


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