The Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator will provide support for a Chesapeake Bay watershed-wide project focused on integrating citizen-based monitoring groups into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership. This project is the result of a collaborative partnership between the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance), the Izaak Walton League of America, the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network (UMCES IAN). The project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The goal of the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring project is to increase the amount of water quality monitoring data available to make management decisions and track progress of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. In order to achieve this goal, project partners will provide technical, logistical, and outreach support for the integration of volunteer citizen-based and other non-governmental monitoring networks into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership.
The Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Coordinator will support the project leads, the Izaak Walton League and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in coordinating a broad group of partners, including federal, state, and local government agencies; national, regional, and local nonprofit organizations; universities and research institutions; and other partners to integrate volunteer and other non-governmental water quality monitoring data into the Chesapeake Bay Programâ€™s system for tracking progress toward Bay restoration goals. In addition to partnership-building, the position also will gather data and information to help develop new, scientifically-rigorous water monitoring protocols. The Monitoring Coordinator will assist with recruiting, training, and managing volunteers and other non-governmental entities to collect data to fill temporal, spatial, and other gaps in the existing data set.
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