Started! Helping to Organize a Monitoring Program
your time to become a steward to your local stream,
estuary or lake can be very rewarding. However, many
times once a volunteer takes a training workshop you
may ask "Now what?" There are two options
for you, you can become part of a pre-existing volunteer
monitoring program in your area or you can create your
own monitoring program.
A resource to help you find local monitoring groups,
located on the EPA's website, is the
National Directory of Volunteer Monitoring Programs.
Another resource, on
the NJDEP website, is a listing of the Watershed
are numerous potential monitoring program goals and
monitoring activities available to meet those goals.
First, you must ask yourself why you want to monitor;
what is the purpose of wanting a program? Second,
you need to define what you want your data to be
used for? And third, who do you want your data
to be used by?
are some additional resources for starting your own
Volunteer Monitoring Group:
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