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Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring and Master Naturalist Programs in the US

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Project Initiatives Link to 382K pdf file with a Project DescriptionLink to Outreach Materials and Activities webpageLink to Information about Nationwide InquiryLink to information about online databasesLink to webpage about training modules

Link to listing of Volunteer Monitoring Programs sponsored or co-sponsored by ExtensionLink to listing of Extension-connected Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring programsLink to a listing of Extension-connected volunteer water monitoring programs in the USLink to a listing of Master Naturalist programs in the US.Link to webpae about volunteer monitoring programs' acheivementsLink to current highlighted programLink to highlighted program archiveslink to job postings

Header for studies that research and validate volunteer monitoringLink to validation studies of volunteer monitoringLink to other research about volunteer monitoringHeader for Related Research and Education Efforts

Link to archived volunteer monitoring discussionsLink to publications relevant to the volunteer monitoring communityHeader for section about tribal initiatives in volunteer monitoringLink to information about the Great Lakes tribal water resources surveyLink to information about the 2010 Great Lakes Water Resource SummitHeader for section about other National Water Resource ProjectsLink to NEMO Network websiteLink to information about other National Water Resource Projects
Link to webpage about the Guide for Growing Programs Link to 803 K pdf file about Using the Guide Link to Why Monitoring Makes Sense 582K portable document format fileLink to Designing Your Monitoring Strategy, 1.6 M p.d.f. fileLink to Monitoring Matrix, 80K p.d.f. fileLink to 986K p.d.f. file about effective training techniquesLink to 437 KB p.d.f. file of Monitoring Equipment SuppliersLink to listing of direct links to online manuals from volunteer monitoring (Extension) programsLink to 1.5 MB pdf file about Building Credibility for Volunteer Monitoring Programs (Quality Assurance and Quality Control)Link 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 PresentationsOutreach ToolsLocating Support and FundingLink to Guide for Growing Programs Introduction to Bacteria Monitoring in Surface WatersLink to Guide for Growing Programs Bacteria Monitoring in Surface Waters Methods moduleLink to Guide for Growing Programs Bacteria Monitoring Data Presentation moduleLink to Guide for Growing Programs Evaluating Your Monitoring Program module

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Link to results of our 2012 nationwide inquiry.Link to listing of Extension-connected Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring programsLink to Secchi Dip-In websiteLink to National Water Monitoring Day InformationLink to Volunteer E. coli Monitoirn gProject websiteLink to website page of things to watch out for when water monitoirng

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View Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Programs in the US in a larger map

new June 2013: We are proud to share this updated map for all "parent" volunteer water monitoring programs in the United States. More than 400 programs are linked from the map above, and represent nearly 1800 volunteer water monitoring initiatives across the United States. Cooperative Extension-affiliated programs are denoted with blue pins, non-Extension volunteer water monitoring programs are represented by yellow pins. Volunteer water monitoring service providers are denoted with red pins. Plus, Master Naturalist programs are marked with green pins. Click on the link below the map to access contact information for each listed program. (Note: Some browsers fail to show all pins at one time, so you must scroll through the three pages of listing to see all of the programs included.)

If you know of a unique volunteer water monitoring program that is not associated with one that is already listed, please let us know!


Updated Saturday, 09-Nov-2013 17:47:22 CST

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2008-03530


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