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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Audubon Naturalist Society Water Quality Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Regina SakariaStreet:8940 Jones Mill Rd.
City: Chevy ChaseState: Maryland
Zip Code:20815-Phone: 301 652-9188 ext.30
Email:volunteer@audubonnaturalist.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 301 951-7179Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):140
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $20000 Year monitoring began: 1993

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X 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?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:
Audubon Naturalist Society offers half-day introductory workshops in May and October, augmented by macroinvertebrate identification and habitat assessment classes throughout the year. Monitoring occurs three times a year: in May, July, and September.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentLocal government
BMP evaluationLocal government
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government
Watershed planningOur program, Local government
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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