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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Friends of Arnold Creek
Resource Watch

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

Contact Information
Name:Amanda FritzStreet:4106 SW Vacuna St.
City: PortlandState: Oregon
Zip Code:97219-Phone: 503 244-9958
Email:fritzamand@aol.comWeb site1:
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):3
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:4 Students Number:114

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $200 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
X DonationsX 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:
Friends of Arnold Creek is a grassroots monitoring program involving neighbors and teachers who are interested in finding out current conditions in local creeks and in figuring out ways to improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat. Arnold Creek is a two-mile tributary of Tryon Creek in southwest Portland.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream, Wetland

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

Biological monitoring:
Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
BMP evaluationOur program
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
EnforcementOur program, Local government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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