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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Marine Resources Council of East Florida
Citizen Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Network

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

Contact Information
Name:Bob Morse Street:P.O. Box 22892
City: MelbourneState: Florida
Zip Code:32902-2892Phone: 407 504-4500 407 504 3734
Email:council@juno.comWeb site1:
Fax: 407 504-4488Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):80
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:8 Students Number:40

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $60000 Year monitoring began: 1991

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
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 Citizen Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Network monitors the shoreline and intracoastal waterway along the entire 155-mile length of the Indian River Lagoon. We test weekly and record data for transmission to the state government and water management districts.

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Research University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsState government
Establish baseline conditionsState government, Federal government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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