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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Friends of the Santa Cruz River

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

Contact Information
Name:Mark Larkin Street:P.O. Box 4275
City: TubacState: Arizona
Zip Code:85646Phone: 520 398-9093
Email:friendsofsantacruzriver@gmail.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):8
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:20

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $750 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:binational authority (IBWC/State Dept.)

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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 the Santa Cruz River conducts monthly water quality monitoring, including photostations, on the Santa Cruz River from the Mexican border 28 miles north to Tubac, plus one station on the Nogales Wash. We monitor aquatic invertebrates quarterly, conducted a fish population dynamics study in 1996, and have an ongoing joint program with Rio Rico High School.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Macroinvertebrates, fecal strep

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

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


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