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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Lake Blackshear Watershed Association

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

Contact Information
Name:Marcus WatersStreet:P. O. Box 1218
City: CordeleState: Georgia
Zip Code:31010Phone: 229-273-3811
Email:mwaters@crispcountypower.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 912 931-2734Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):5
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1987

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government 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? 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:
Georgia Southwestern State University's program is primarily directed to Lake Blackshear and its watershed. Our ongoing area work is limited at present.

Environments monitored:
Reservoir, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Nitrogen, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Toxicity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Chlorophyll, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, University scientists
Research Our program, State government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, University scientists
Screen for problemsOur program, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentState government, University scientists
BMP evaluationUniversity scientists
Land use decisionsUniversity scientists
Watershed planningOur program, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsUniversity scientists
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportOur program, State government, University scientists


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