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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Smith Lake Environmental Preservation Committee

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:Debbie Berry Street:860 Alford Ave.
City: HooverState: Alabama
Zip Code:35226-1963Phone: 205- 823-0015 Web site1:h
Fax: 205 823-0015Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:10

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $200 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations 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:
Smith Lake Environmental Preservation Committee monitors to determine the health of the Smith Lake watershed and to establish baseline data for future use as trends develop.

Environments monitored:

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Photographic surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research University scientists
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, University scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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