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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Borough of Oceanport Water Watch Committee

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

Contact Information
Name:Richard Gruskos Street:18 Hunters Run
City: OceanportState: New Jersey
Zip Code:07757Phone: 732-222-5306
Email:Web site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $2000 Year monitoring began: 1990

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:
Monthly sampling of estuaries surrounding Oceanport at 9 sites for; fecal coliform, dissolved oxygen, temperature and turbidity

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Water temp., fecal coliform

Biological monitoring:
Fecal coliform

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationLocal government, State government
AdvocacyLocal government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningLocal government, State government
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesLocal government
State 305(b) report 


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