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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Hackensack Riverkeeper Water Quality Education Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Nicholas Vos-WeinStreet:231 Main Street
City: HackensackState: New Jersey
Zip Code:07601Phone: 201-968-0808 or nick@hackensackriverkeeper.orgWeb site1:
Fax: 201-968-0336Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):1
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:7 Students Number:200

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $6,000 Year monitoring began: 2001

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? Pending

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:
Bergen; Hudson; Passaic

Program description:
As part of a broad-based watershed education program, middle school and high students regularly monitor their local waterbody and associate changes with natural and anthropogenic factors.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, Water temp., Ammonia, Copper, Carbon Dioxide

Biological monitoring:
Fecal coliform

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Human use surveys, Land use surveys

Restoration activities:

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


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