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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Cobb County Adopt-A-Stream

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

Contact Information
Name:Jennifer McCoy or Vicki CulbrethStreet:662 South Cobb Drive
City: MariettaState: Georgia
Zip Code:30060Phone: 770 528-1482 or vicki.culbreth@cobbcounty.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 770 528-1483Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):50
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:15 Students Number:200

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 2002

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Governmentx Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations 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:
The Cobb County Adopt-A-Stream program strives to educate and train citizens, schools, and organizations interested in protecting their watersheds. Through comprehensive stream monitoring workshops, AAS will develop a network of individuals who possess the skills to collect reliable water quality data. By encouraging community involvement such as river clean-ups, storm drain stenciling programs, and riparian buffer enhancement projects, AAS hopes to improve county waterways and enable citizens to become watershed stewards.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys, Pipe surveys, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

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


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