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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Albemarle-Pamlico Citizens' Monitoring Network

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

Contact Information
Name:Chad Smith Street:Institute for Coastal Science and Policy; 250 Flanagan Bldg; East Carolina University
City: GreenvilleState: North Carolina
Zip Code:27858-4353Phone: 252-328-1747
Email:smithmich@ecu.eduWeb site1:
Fax: 919 328-4265Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):41
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:30

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $56,000 Year monitoring began: 1988

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:
Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary Region

Program description:
The Citizens' Water Quality Monitoring Program is a network of volunteers who test surface water quality in the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds and their tributaries. We are involved in citizen and student education, baseline studies, and parameter-specific targeted studies to address water quality concerns and problems.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Marine, River or Stream, Wetland

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsNon-governmental community organizations, State government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningState government
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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