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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Moshassuck River Monitors
Moses Brown and Wheeler Schools

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

Contact Information
Name:Rob Brown; Bella TatumStreet:216 Hope St.
City: ProvidenceState: Rhode Island
Zip Code:02906-2246Phone: 401 421-8100 217 401 831 7350
Email:RBrownCHOP@aol.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 401 751-7674Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:5 Students Number:150

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500 Year monitoring began: 1997

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

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:
Moshassuck River Monitors conduct four-season monitoring with our fecal bracket sampling project, land use assessment with aerial photos and student projects, nutrient loading analysis with colormeters, and wet weather sampling of combined sewer overflow (CSO) effects. Our long-term goal is to ensure water qualiy upstream for the Whitewater River Park and trout fishing in downtown Providence.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Birds, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Land use surveys, Pipe surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationLocal government, State government, Federal government
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government
EnforcementLocal government, State government, Federal government
Shellfish bed closuresState government
Swimming advisoriesOur program, State government
State 305(b) report 


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