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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Neuse River Foundation, Inc.
Water Quality Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Rick Dove; William W. Olah Street:P.O. Box 15451
City: New BernState: North Carolina
Zip Code:28561Phone: 919 637-7972
Email:nrf@cconnect.comWeb site1:
Fax: 919 514-0051Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):24
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:30

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X 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?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:
The Neuse River Foundation's Water Quality Monitors observe strategic locations in the hundreds of miles of waterways in the Lower Neuse River basin to further the Foundation's objectives of halting and preventing water pollution.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Pipe surveys

Restoration activities:

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


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