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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Lee County Hyacinth Control District

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

Contact Information
Name:John Cassani;
Ernesto Lasso de la Vega
Street:P.O. Box 60005
City: Fort MyersState: Florida
Zip Code:33906-Phone: 941 694-2174
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 941 694-5844Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1994

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:
Pondwatch helps residents to manage their lakes and retention ponds by monitoring water quality and educating about aquatic weeds.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Reservoir

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Chlorophyll, Fish

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

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


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