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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Orlando Lakewatch

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

Contact Information
Name:Katie Kulbaba Street:City of Orlando Stormwater Section 1010 S. Woods Ave
City: OrlandoState: Florida
Zip Code:32805Phone: 407 246-2257
Email:Katie.Kulbaba@cityoforlando.netWeb site1:
Fax: 407 246-2241Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):26
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2,500 Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Orlando Lakewatch volunteers are currently monitoring about 25% of the lakes within the City of Orlando.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Nitrogen, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government
AdvocacyOur program, Local government
Research Our program, Local government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Local government
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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