The Stream Monitoring Roundtable was held on February 4, 2003 at Fairland Regional Park in Laurel, Maryland. The goal of the workshop was to:
The 43 people who attended the Roundtable heard presentations about upcoming monitoring by: Federal, state, and local government agencies; consultants; colleges and universities; citizen groups; and others who will be monitoring streams in Maryland during 2003.
Geographic monitoring data submitted by various groups prior to the meeting were processed into an all-inclusive GIS file. Each monitoring site location in the geographic data file contains contact information, major river basin, 8-digit watershed name and county. A web interface was developed that allows users to search this data file by watershed and/or county to determine who is monitoring streams in areas of interest in 2003.
The web address is: http://mddnr.chesapeakebay.net/MWMC/mwmc2003.cfm. At the Roundtable on February 4, a matrix indicating pairs of monitoring programs with intersecting, on-the-ground interests was developed for follow-up activities. The matrix, along with geographic data that were submitted to Maryland DNR after the meeting, is also available to download from this web site.
For more information, contact Marty Hurd at firstname.lastname@example.org.