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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Clean Water/Partners in Monitoring

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
ME State Planning/ME Coastal Program; Dept. Marine Resources; Gulf of ME Coastal Monitoring Network

Contact Information
Name:Kathleen Leyden; Esperanza Stancioff Street:University of Maine Cooperative Extension 235 Jefferson St.; P.O. Box 309
City: WaldoboroState: Maine
Zip Code:04572-Phone: 207 832-0343
Email:esp@umce.umext.maine.eduWeb site1:
Fax: 207 832-0377Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):375
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:25 Students Number:500

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $45000 Year monitoring began: 1988

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?No
EPA-approved? Yes

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 Clean Water/Partners in Monitoring program provides coordination, information, support, and technical assistance to groups of volunteers and students who want to monitor their local waters. Active programs include water quality, phytoplankton, and marine intertidal diversity montoring. We train and certify volunteers to monitor water quality in shellfish-growing areas.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Marine, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Exotic / Invasive species, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations, State government
Establish baseline conditionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsLocal government
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closuresState government
Swimming advisoriesLocal government
State 305(b) reportNon-governmental community organizations, State government


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