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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Haw River Watch Project
Haw River Assembly

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

Contact Information
Name:Shelly Eberly Street:P.O. Box 187
City: BynumState: North Carolina
Zip Code:27228-Phone: 919 542-5790
Email:75404.200@compuserve.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $14000 Year monitoring began: 1994

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The Haw River Watch Project trains and equips volunteers to do pH, temperature, visual observations, and macroinvertebrate identification assessments 4 times a year on the Haw River and its tributaries. Selected teams do tests for phosphate and nitrates as well. We have 40 teams and a part-time coordinator. Teams act as watchdogs for pollution problems as well as help us respond more rapidly to protect the river.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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