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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Weeks Bay Water Watch

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:Mike SheltonStreet:11401 US Highway 98
City: FairhopeState: Alabama
Zip Code:36532Phone: 251-990-5004
Email:mike.shelton@dcnr.alabama.govWeb site1:
Fax: 251-928-1792Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):23
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations 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:
Weeks Bay NERR Water Watch volunteers monitor Weeks Bay Watershed, which includes Fish and Magnolia Rivers and their tributaries. Data is evaluated locally by Weeks Bay Watershed Project and sent to Alabama Water Watch for inclusion in the state-wide database. The Watershed Project also works with local landowners to solve water quality problems.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, pH, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp., weather conditions, air temperature, tidal stage

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, E.coli

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, State government
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, State government
BMP evaluationOur program, State government, Federal government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projectsOur program
EnforcementLocal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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