Volunteer Monitoring Programs
Have you ever wondered just how many groups are engaged in volunteer water-quality monitoring?
Depending on who you ask, the answer ranges from "are you kidding, no where" to "isn't everyone doing it?"
As of 2014, there are 350 Volunteer Monitoring Groups and 20 Volunteer Monitoring Service Providers that together assist and additional 1350 efforts, equating to 1720 groups across the USA conducting volunteer monitoring and associated activities.
Explore our interactive map showing a visual directory for where this activity is occuring across the USA.
Want to help others learn by sharing your own experiences?
We are seeking stories about how Volunteer Monitoring is making a difference around the country!
Your success story can be about:
- a unique approach to a problem,
- a field or laboratory method,
- a tool to help manage, recruit or manage volunteers,
- collaboration between your program and state, local government, academia, private industry or another entity,
- action or decision that resulted from your monitoring efforts, or
- anything else that made you and your program successful
However, success often follows failure. Stories about failed strategies that ultimately lead to your program success are just as useful! You can help others avoid the pitfalls and find ways around similar obstacles.
Interested in sharing your experience? Click here to learn more.