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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor
Citizens' Water Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Carol DiPaoloStreet:247 Sea Cliff Ave.
City: Sea CliffState: New York
Zip Code:11579-Phone: 516 759-3832
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 516 759-3832Web 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:5 Students Number:40

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $25000 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX 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:
The Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor's Water Monitoring Program was developed to get the public actively involved in monitoring harbor conditions and reporting suspected sewage discharges and other violations. Our purpose is to educate about issues affecting the harbor and Long Island Sound. We have established collaborative relationships with state and local public officials and environmental agencies. We participate in the International Coastal Cleanup, are working to map Long Island Sound Monitoring stations, and will be publishing an environmental guidebook to Hempstead Harbor. we monitor three stations weekly from May through November.

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Birds, Fish, Phytoplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program
Research Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningState government
Plan restoration projectsState government
EnforcementOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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