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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Musconetcong Watershed Association

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

Contact Information
Name:Beth Styler Barry Street:P.O. Box 113
City: AsburyState: New Jersey
Zip Code:08802Phone: 908 537-7060
Email:beth@musconetcong.orgWeb site1:
Fax: -Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:3 Students Number:60

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $300 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations 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:

Program description:
The Musconetcong Watershed Association monitors eight sites on the main stem and, with school program, three tributaries. Both program components include biological and chemical monitoring, and E.coli sampling occurs at some sites.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, E.coli

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, State government, Federal government
Plan restoration projectsNon-governmental community organizations, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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