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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Lake Wentworth Association
Water Quality Committee

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

Contact Information
Name:Don Kretchner Street:P.O. Box 834
City: Wolfeboro FallsState: New Hampshire
Zip Code:03894-Phone: 603 569-2497
Email:jrnlfn@worldpath.netWeb site1:
Fax: 603 569-2497Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):7
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1500 Year monitoring began: 1984

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

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:
Lake Wentworth Association monitors Lake Wentworth and its 12 major tributaries. Through our database, we are examining long-term trends from 1984 to the present. We also conducted, with NH DES, an intensive watershed study from August 1996 to March 1998, to identify problems contributing to the apparent deterioration.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Chlorophyll, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
Research University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsUniversity scientists
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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