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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Chesapeake Bay SAV Hunt

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

Contact Information
Name:Kathryn Reshetiloff Street:177 Admiral Cochrane Dr.
City: AnnapolisState: Maryland
Zip Code:21401-Phone: 410 573-4582
Email:kathy_reshetiloff@fws.govWeb site1:http://
Fax: 410 224-2781Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500 Year monitoring began: 1985

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

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Chesapeake Bay SAV Hunt citizen volunteers check ground areas that are aerially photographed and confirm the presence or absence of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) beds, and, if possible, identify the species. We work in the tidal portions of both Maryland and Virginia rivers and along the Chesapeake Bay shoreline.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsFederal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentFederal government, University scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Watershed planningLocal government
Plan restoration projectsState government, Federal government
EnforcementState government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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