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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Fortuna Union High School
Fortuna Creeks Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Pam Halstead Street:379 12th St.
City: FortunaState: California
Zip Code:95540-Phone: 707 725-4461 3065
Email:pamhal@northcoast.comWeb site1:
Fax: 707 725-6085Web 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:4 Students Number:60

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
X DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:grants and awards

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:
Fortuna Creeks Project is a comprehensive watershed monitoring and restoration project for high school students. We conduct water quality testing, aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling, and habitat typing for tributaries of the lower Eel and Van Dusen Rivers. Students work with GPS/GIS to locate sites and store data collected at seven stream sites. Many local community groups as well as Americorps Watershed Stewards Project, California Departments of Fish and Game and of Forestry, etc., are involved.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Hardness, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
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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