Extension Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Network logo Link to National Water Quality Program website

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Home of the Extension Volunteer Monitoring Network

Header for information about this volunteer monitoring National Water Resource Project Link to Project Description 382K portable document format file Link to Information about Nationwide InquiryLink to Outreach Materials and Activities webpageLink to listing and inforamtion about online databasesLink to information about this project's training modules

Title that reads " Extension Volunteer Monitoring Programs"Link to listing of Extension-connected volunteer monitoring programs nationwideLink to a listing of Extension-connected Volunteer Water Monitoring Programs in the United Stateslink to a listing of Master Naturalist Programs in the United States
Link to job postings related to volunteer monitoring

Header for section about researching and validating volunteer monitoring
Link to information about validation studies for volunteer monitoring
Link to other research about volunteer monitoring

Related Research and Educational Efforts.
Link to select EPA-sponsored listserv archivesLink to webpage with links to various volunteer monitoring-related publications

Header for section of website about ongoing tribal initiatives with volunteer water monitoring
Link to information about the Great Lakes Region tribal group survey regarding volunteer monitoirng and priority water resource issues
Link to information about the 2010 Great Lakes Tribal Water Summit

National Faciliation Projects are listed below this title.  There is an arrow symbol that indicates that all of the three projects listed below have websites that will exit you from this website.Link to external website for Nonpoint Source Education for Municipal Officials
Link to information about additional National Facilitation Projects



This is a photo of a volunteer monitor in Wisconsin.  Photo by Peggy Compton.

Link to Guide for Growing Programs' webpagelink to pdf file (914 K) of how to Use the Guide for Growing Programs
Link to Why Monitoring Makes Sense (582 K pdf file).  Link to Designing Your Monitoring Strategy, 1.6 M p.d.f. file
LInk to 80K pdf file of Monitoring Matrix
Link to 986K pdf file about effective training  techniquesLink to 437 KB pdf file of Monitoring Equipment Suppliers.Link to listing of direct links to online manuals from volunteer monitoring (Extension) programsLink to Building Credibilty: Quality Assurance and Control for Volunteer ProgramsLink to 1020 KB pdf file about SHaring Information Through Internet ExchangeLink to fact sheet learning module about Volunteer Management (7 M pdf file)Link to 6086 KB pdf file about planning your program's data management systemLink to Tips and Tools for Effective Presentations 95 KB pdf fileOutreach ToolsLink to Fundraising for Volunteer Monitoring (573 KB pdf file) Link to Bacteria Monitoring Introduction (468 K pdf)Link to fact sheet on methods for monitoring bacteria in surface waters (916 K pdf file)Link to fact sheet about presenting bacteria data effectively (512 K pdf file)Link to Guide for Ggrowing Programs module about evaluating your monitoring program

Of Special InterestLink to results from 2012 nationwide inquiryLink to interactive map with a national listing of volunteer water monitoirng programsLink to Great North American Secchi Dip In website
Link to E. Coli project website
Link to Volunteer Monitor newsletterLink to webpage about National Monitoring DayLink to information about invasives, insects and other dangers of volunteer monitoring

Tital for Upcoming Opporunities section of website

November 17-20, 2015
Saratoga Springs, NY

National Monitoring Conference
May 2-6.2016
Tampa, FL
Abstracts due September 18!


Upcoming water-related conferences




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The cooperating Extension Programs for the Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring National Water Resources Project:

Alabama Water Watch logoUniversity of Rhode Island logo and link University of Wisconsin Extension logo and link Georgia Adopt-a-Stream Salish Kootenai College logo


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