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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
China Region Lakes Alliance

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

Contact Information
Name:George Lord Street:P.O. Box 970
City: South ChinaState: Maine
Zip Code:04358-Phone: 207 445-5021
Email:GWLORD@AOL.COMWeb site1:http://
Fax: 207 445-3208Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $18800 Year monitoring began: 1983

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
X FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
China Region Lakes Alliance conducts comprehensive watershed monitoring, maintenance, and water quality improvement projects in the China Lakes region of central Maine. We have full-time staff members and integrated municipal support personnel.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Land, Reservoir

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Fish, Habitat assessments

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, 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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