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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory
Monitoring program names:
Piedmont Stream Monitors

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

Contact Information
Name:Lil SparksStreet:PO Box 2068
City: AdvanceState: North Carolina
Zip Code:27006Phone:
Email:jerveygroup@yahoo.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):4
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $0 Year monitoring began: 2009

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government 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:
Davie and Forsyth

Program description:
Program just beginning. We want to monitor at least one or two streams that feed into the Yadkin River twice a month or more.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream, Wetland, watershed

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Toxicity, Turbidity, Water temp., not all of the above...

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Birds, Chlorophyll, Fecal coliform, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Shellfish, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:
river/stream sweep

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


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