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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Sand Mountain-Lake Guntersville Watershed Conservancy District

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

Contact Information
Name:Cecil GantStreet:200 West Main St.; Suite 105
City: RainsvilleState: Alabama
Zip Code:35986-Phone: (256) 638-6398
Email:smlg@farmerstel.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 205 638-6955Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):2
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:18 Students Number:85

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2000 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
X 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? Yes

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:
Sand Mountain-Lake Guntersville Watershed Conservancy District monitors numerous small streams draining to Lake Guntersville on the Tennessee River. We have a team monitoring contest featuring FFA and science groups from local schools. Plaques and prize money are awarded to the top three teams and a barbecue lunch is provided for all contestants.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, State government
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government, State government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Local government, State government
EnforcementOur program, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program, State government
State 305(b) report 


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