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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
City of Salem

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

Contact Information
Name:Scott Duckett Street:555 Liberty St. SE; Room 325
City: SalemState: Oregon
Zip Code:97301-3503Phone: 503 588-6211
Email:sduckett@open.orgWeb site1:http://
Fax: 503 588-6025Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:12 Students Number:360

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1000 Year monitoring began: 1993

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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The City of Salem conducts a stream and wetland monitoring program for educational purposes and to provide information not collected elsewhere.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream, Wetland

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

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government
Community organizingLocal government
Screen for problemsLocal government
Establish baseline conditionsLocal government
Nonpoint source assessmentLocal government
BMP evaluationLocal government
Land use decisionsLocal government
Watershed planningLocal government
Plan restoration projectsLocal government
EnforcementLocal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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