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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Lemon Bay Conservancy
Three Creek Watch

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

Contact Information
Name:Wilma KatzStreet:P.O. Box 508
City: EnglewoodState: Florida
Zip Code:34295-Phone: 941 475-9021
Email:Web 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):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $850 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
FoundationsX BusinessesX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Lemon Bay Conservancy volunteers monitor water quality at sites on Lemon Bay and six creeks tributary to it. Samples are taken twice a month and within a half hour of dawn. Most sampling sites are on the volunteer's property, i.e., on docks or sea walls.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
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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