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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed

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

Contact Information
Name:Carole d'Alessio Street:P.O. Box 415
City: LarkspurState: California
Zip Code:94977-Phone: 415-456-5052 Web site1:
Fax: 415-456-4992 Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:6 Students Number:180

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

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
X 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Friends of Corte Madera Creek Watershed focuses on a small northern California watershed. We promote water quality improvements, habitat restoration, and restoration of the steelhead trout population.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Metals, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Phytoplankton, zooplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Community organizingOur program, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Local government
Plan restoration projectsOur program
EnforcementOur program, Local government, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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