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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Long Creek School
Watershed Monitoring Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Larry Hurst Street:Science Department P.O. Box 429
City: Long CreekState: Oregon
Zip Code:97856Phone: 541 421-3896
Email:hurstl@eosc.osshe.eduWeb site1:http://
Fax: 541 421-3012Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):4
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:8

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $300 Year monitoring began: 1996

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?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:
Long Creek School conducts a school-based elective program designed to monitor biological, physical, and chemical features of the Long Creek and Fox Creek watersheds. Monitoring activities and data analysis give students practical experience in scientific field studies as well as provide useful information for local landowners.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
pH, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Birds, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Shellfish, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

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


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