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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Coho Smolt Trap Monitoring
Stream restoration vegetation and structure monitoring

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Mid-Puget Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group

Contact Information
Name:Yarrow MurphyStreet:7400 Sand Point Way; NE
City: SeattleState: Washington
Zip Code:98115Phone: 206 529 9467
Email:yarrow@midsoundfisheries.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 206 529 9468Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):600 (50 monitoring)
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 2000

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:
King and Kitsap

Program description:
Spring out-migration coho smolt trap below a project that removed a fish passage barrier. This opened up about 2/3 mile of spawning and rearing habitat. Volunteers check the trap twice daily, identifying, measuring and releasing any fish that are caught.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:

Biological monitoring:
Fish, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris monitoring, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:
planting, Debris placement

Data Uses
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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