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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Crystal Lake/Sengekontacket Pond Monitoring Group

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

Contact Information
Name:William M. WilcoxStreet:University of Massachusetts Extension
P.O. Box 1696
City: Oak BluffsState: Massachusetts
Zip Code:02557-Phone: 508 693-0694
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 508 693-7894Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):2
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $3000 Year monitoring began: 1995

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
EPA-approved? Yes

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:
Crystal Lake/Sengekontacket Pond Monitoring Group monitors a freshwater lake and a tidal pond. In 1997 we completed a two-year project in three other coastal ponds.

Environments monitored:
Estuary, Lake or Pond

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Chlorophyll, Phytoplankton

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research Our program
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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