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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
H.C. Crittenden Middle School
RiverWatch Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Christine Pecora Street:10 MacDonald Ave.
City: ArmonkState: New York
Zip Code:10504-Phone: 914 273-4250
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 914 273-4618Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):24
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:105

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2000 Year monitoring began: 1991

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
X Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:school budget

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:
The HCC RiverWatch Project involves students and community volunteers who monitor water quality of 14 sites on four rivers in three sub-watersheds within the Long Island Sound watershed. Students perform 10 physical/chemical tests each month and an annual macroinvertebrate and diatom inventory. We cosponsor an Annual Community Water Testing Day giving residents an opportunity to test their wells' drinking water. Data is presented annually by students to the North Castle Conservation and Town Boards. We have received local, regional, and national awards.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hydrocarbons, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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