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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Great Swamp Watershed Association
Stream Team

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

Contact Information
Name:Laura KelmStreet:568 Tempe Wick Rd
City: MorristownState: New Jersey
Zip Code:07960Phone: 973-538-3500, ext. 16
Email:lkelm@greatswamp.orgWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):30-35
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $Variable Year monitoring began: 1998

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?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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Since 1998, and in conjunction with the Ten Towns Great Swamp Watershed Management Committee, Stream Team volunteers have been monitoring the water quality and quantity of the five main tributaries of the Great Swamp: the Black, Loantaka, Great, and Primrose Brooks, and the Upper Passaic River. The primary goal of the Stream Monitoring program is to measure the volume of water, nutrients and sediments flowing into the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, identify areas in need of restoration, and employ sound restoration techniques where applicable and feasible.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream, Swamp

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, TSS/TDS, Water temp., Nitrate, Nitrite, Kjeldahl Nitrogen

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, World Water Monitoring Day

Restoration activities:

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


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