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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Monocacy Basin Stream Monitoring Project

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

Contact Information
Name:Christine RodickStreet:401 Rosemont Ave.
City: FrederickState: Maryland
Zip Code:21701Phone: 301 696 3651
Email:rodick@hood.eduWeb site1:
Fax: Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:17 Students Number:300

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1998

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

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:
Frederick; Carrol; and Montgomery Counties in MD-Adam's County in PA

Program description:
The purpose of the Monocacy Basin Stream Monitoring Program is to work with local teachers and school groups to provide them with a hands-on experience. The groups monitor in the fall and spring of each year and access water quality through qualitative and quantitative measures. They also perform a macroinvertebrate sampling to use as bioindicators of water quality.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Hardness, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

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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