About this Program
The goal of this Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring National
Facilitation Project is to expand and strengthen the capacity
of existing Extension volunteer water quality monitoring programs
and support development of new groups. The project has five
current Extension volunteer water quality monitoring programs
training materials to support and strengthen Extension volunteer
water quality monitoring efforts
training programs to regional, state, and local program coordinators
and establish internet and web-based tools for data management
and networking for volunteer monitoring groups
collaboration and cooperation with other agencies and programs
through the establishment of a strong support system
The facilitation project team anticipates working closely
with the regional "406" water quality programs to
establish strong ties with state water quality coordinators.
About this Website
Navigating the Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring National
Facilitation Project website is intended to be user-friendly.
From the main page, the user can follow links to learn about
the project, view each chapter of the Guide for Growing Programs
that is being developed, and link to related research and
education activities or to websites for volunteer water quality
monitoring programs within each of the USDA/EPA regions. We
have posted all outreach materials from conference presentations
and posters throughout the project to the site as well. Many
are in portable document format* (.pdf).
New information will be added to the site as we work to learn
more about the programs that exist and those that are being
developed. The Guide for Growing Programs will be uploaded
to the site chapter by chapter. It will include links to existing
websites and, in some cases, portable document format* (.pdf)
files of materials that are available from existing monitoring
programs to share with others.
*Portable Document Format (.pdf) can be viewed, navigated
and printed from a workstation using the freely available
Acrobat Reader software from Adobe Systems Inc. Versions of
Acrobat Reader run on DOS, Windows, Macintosh and Unix systems.
Most up-to-date browsers already include Acrobat Reader. Click
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This site's pages are Bobby Approved.
This material is based upon work supported
(in part) by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and
Extension Service, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, National Integrated Water Quality Program, under