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Resources for Organizing A Citizen Volunteer Monitoring Program in Your Watershed


Volunteer Wetland Monitoring- a Preliminary Compendium of Materials. [broken]

The Volunteer Monitor's Guide to Quality Assurance Plans. Designed to help volunteer program coordinators develop a quality assurance project plan. EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds. (Free) Call 1-800-490-9198. Ref. No. EPA 841-B-96-003.

Volunteer Estuary Monitoring. Manual describes techniques managers can use to enhance an existing monitoring program or to launch a new volunteer monitoring program for estuarine waters. EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds. Call 1-800-490-9198. [broken]

Also visit EPA'S Volunteer Monitoring Homepage to learn about other volunteer monitoring publications, conferences, a volunteer monitoring newsletter and other information, including the National Directory of Volunteer Environmental Monitoring Programs. [broken] Also available from NCEPI at 1-800-490-9198. Ref. EPA 841B94001.


Volunteer Trainer's Handbook ($15) includes ten years of Save Our Streams experience in developing a monitoring program. Save our Streams Kit ($8) includes information about how to adopt, monitor, and protect streams. Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) [broken] 1-800-BUG-IWLA. IWLA sponsors training workshops; provides a free hotline on monitoring and restoration for watersheds nationwide; and maintains a national database of SOS organizations. Exit EPA Disclaimer

Streamkeeper's Field Guide: Watershed Inventory and Stream Monitoring Methods: Watershed Inventory and Stream Monitoring Methods. 300-page field guide outlines how to conduct a watershed inventory; evaluate fish and wildlife habitats, and survey landuses. Explains how real people use monitoring information. The Adopt-A- Stream Foundation 600 128th street, SE Everett, Washington 98208 or call (206) 316-8592.

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