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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Friends of the Locust Fork River
River Watch

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

Contact Information
Name:Vicky S. WilsonStreet:P.O. Box 245
City: HaydenState: Alabama
Zip Code:35079-Phone: (205) 466-3858
Email:sam@flfr.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 205 647-8835Web 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:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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:
Friends of the Locust Fork River monitors biological and chemical components of the Locust Fork River, which is in the Warrior River watershed.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government, University scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projectsOur program
EnforcementOur program, State government
LegislationOur program
Shellfish bed closuresState government
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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