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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Trout Unlimited of East Jersey
Water Quality Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Rick Axt, State Council Chairman Street:c/o James W. Cohoon 51 Kenmore Place
City: Glen RockState: New Jersey
Zip Code:07452-Phone: 201 444-7497 Web site1:
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):40
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $300 Year monitoring began: 1995

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?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:
Trout Unlimited of East Jersey actively monitors 5 rivers. We trace siltation back to its source and notify the state. In addition, we have donated to the New Jersey Audubon Society to aid in having high school students monitor additional streams in Morris County.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsState government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentLocal government, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningState government
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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