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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Citizen Lake Awareness and Monitoring (CLAM)

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

Contact Information
Name:Dana Oleskiewicz Street:Ohio Lake Management Society P.O. Box 463
City: KentState: Ohio
Zip Code:44240-Phone: 330 672-5475
Email:oleskie@olms.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 330 672-3613Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):120
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1990

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?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:
CLAM is a statewide program to care for Ohio's lakes, reservoirs, and their watersheds. We have established a statewide lake/pond water quality database for lake managers and public agency staff to analyze and compare lake conditions throughout Ohio. We also educate the public about nonpoint source pollution and watershed management.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Human use surveys

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsNon-governmental community organizations
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government


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