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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Cape Fear River Watch

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Cape Fear River Program; University of North Carolina @ Wilmington

Contact Information
Name:Bouty Baldridge Street:119 S. Water St.
City: WilmingtonState: North Carolina
Zip Code:28401-Phone: 910 762-5606 800 380 3485
Email:cfrw@wilmington.netWeb site1:
Fax: 910 772-9381Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1200 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Cape Fear River Watch monitors the Cape Fear River basin from Lock & Dam #1 to the ocean. Major monitoring projects are water parameters in Cape Fear and northeast Cape Fear and our Sea Turtle Stranding Network in lower Cape Fear. We do some macroinvertebrate monitoring in northeast Cape Fear and its tributaries.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife, sea turtle strandings

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Establish baseline conditionsUniversity scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
BMP evaluationOur program
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
EnforcementOur program
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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