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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition - Ani' ama'

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

Contact Information
Name:Hiwassee River Watershed CoalitionStreet:1853 NC Hwy 141
City: MurphyState: North Carolina
Zip Code:28906Phone: (828) 837-5414, info@hrwc.netWeb site1:
Fax: (828) 837-5414Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):45
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $8,000 Year monitoring began: 2002

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:
Towns and Union

Program description:
Ani'ama' volunteers sample 12 sites on streams that flow into Lake Chatuge and 7 sites on streams that flow into Lake Nottely. Samples are collected monthly and analyzed at the University of North Carolina - Asheville through the Volunteer Water Information Network (VWIN).

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government
Research Our program, Local government
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government, State government, Federal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planningOur program, State government
Plan restoration projectsOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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