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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Jones River Watershed Association
Watershed Monitoring & Kingston Bay Watch

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

Contact Information
Name:Deborah McKieStreet:P.O. Box 73
City: KingstonState: Massachusetts
Zip Code:02364-Phone: 508 747-7209
Email:jonesriver@aol.comWeb site1:
Fax: 508 747-7209Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $10000 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
X Foundations Businesses Memberships
X 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Jones River Watershed Association performs year-round monthly monitoring throughout the watershed in both fresh and salt water. We also sample biweekly at coastal areas (beach and/or landings) throughout the summer. Our major focuses are septic contamination and stormwater runoff. Several river locations are monitored for instream flow on a periodic basis.

Environments monitored:
Beach, Estuary, Lake or Pond, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Metals, pH, Pesticides, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Toxicity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:

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


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