Georgia Coastal Adopt-A-Wetland Chemical Training. Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Suite 1462, East Tower Atlanta, Georgia 30334 www.GeorgiaAdoptAStream.com 404.657.5947.
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Georgia Coastal Adopt-A-Wetland
Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Suite 1462, East Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
EPA Quality Assurance Project Plan
To Become a Certified QA/QC Volunteer…
Where, When and How Often?
1. Temperature (°C)
The higher the temperature, the less oxygen the water can hold.
2. Dissolved Oxygen
3. pH (su)
Chemical Data Form
Submit the Data…
In the Database
In the Database: Chemical Data
Volunteer Monitoring Data Uses
Source: National Directory of Volunteer
Environmental Monitoring Programs, 5th Edition
Chemical Kit Maintenance & Disposal
Used: flush down drain (water trt facility)Contaminated/expired: Hazardous waste day or return to AAS/AAW office for disposal
Just the Facts
Excess Organic Matter
Causes a decrease in dissolved oxygen levels
above 7 and can be 7.2-8.5 (Coastal)
Dissolved Oxygen (temp., DO)
ppm or mg/L
Data: on-line database as soon as possible, local program, city & county government & municipality, partners, county commissioners, universities, others?
Once a monthAt same tidal stage
DO levels increase:-Photosynthesis by phytoplankton and submerged vegetation-Water currents and wind
DO levels decrease:-Increase in temperature-Respiration-Decomposition-low flow or no water movement
Acidic or Basic?
not lower than 4 with an average of at least 5 mg/L or ppm
Temperature importance of, where to measure…