Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory
Monitoring program names:
Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
|Contact Information |
|Name:Emma Brown, Nick Kish||Street:P.O. Box 2737|
|City: Oakland||State: California|
|Zip Code:94602||Phone: 510- 501-FOSC (3672)|
|Fax: 510 864 7175||Web site2:|
Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? No
Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):60
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:
Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1,000 Year monitoring began: 1996
Sources of funding or in-kind support
| Federal Government|| State Government||x Local Government|
|x Foundations|| Businesses||x Memberships|
|x Donations|| Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)||Other:|
|Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?No Is it state-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:
The Friends of Sausal Creek have a number of different monitoring teams:
Aquatic Insect Team: The Aquatic Insect Team meets monthly, usually the 3rd Sunday morning of the month, to count aquatic insects at sites along Sausal Creek in Oakland's Dimond Park and Dimond Canyon.
Oyster Monitoring Team: The Oyster Monitoring Team meets every other week, on Saturday mornings, to monitor native oysters and water quality in the Oakland Estuary at the mouth of Sausal Creek.
Streamflow and Water Quality Team: The Streamflow and Water Quality Team meets monthly to do pre-, mid-, and post-project monitoring at restoration sites.
Bird Monitoring Team: The bird monitoring team meets on the2nd Saturday of the month, conducting 10 minute point counts at 12 locations in the Sausal Creek Watershed.
Terrestrial Vegetation Team: Vegetation team is monitoring percent cover of native/non-native plants at restoration sites.
Estuary, River or Stream
Alkalinity, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Birds, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Shellfish, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology
riparian, oak woodland
|Education||Our program, Non-governmental community organizations|
|Advocacy||Our program, Non-governmental community organizations|
|Research ||University scientists|
|Community organizing||Our program, Non-governmental community organizations|
|Screen for problems||Our program|
|Establish baseline conditions||Our program, Local government|
|Nonpoint source assessment|| |
|BMP evaluation|| |
|Land use decisions|| |
|Watershed planning|| |
|Plan restoration projects||Our program, Non-governmental community organizations|
|Shellfish bed closures|| |
|Swimming advisories|| |
|State 305(b) report|| |