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RAMP Meeting - January 10, 2018

The next quarterly meeting will be on Wednesday, January 10th at 10:00am at Bee Ridge Park in Sarasota, FL (4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota, FL 43231).

Our presenter will be Mark Hoyer from the University of Florida to discuss volunteer monitoring initiatives and the LAKEWATCH program in Florida.

Additionally, I’ve attached information about the transmissivity analysis methods that have been developed and used in the Tampa Bay region as discussed at the last meeting. Thanks to Roger Johansson and Mark Flock for sharing their expertise and we plan to hear more from them in the future.

Have a great holiday season and see you in the New Year,

Natasha Dickrell
Pinellas County Environmental Management Division
(727) 464-4019
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RAMP Meeting - October 11, 2017

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
10:00am – noon

Colonial Oaks Park
5300 Colonial Oaks Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34232

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions Natasha Dickrell or Matt Jablonski
  2. Additions or deletions to the agenda Natasha Dickrell or Matt Jalonski
  3. Minutes from last meeting Natasha Dickrell
  4. Interlaboratory Results David Karlen
    1. TSS Analysis comparisons – “Meet the Criteria” and USGS v. STM requirements
    2. Website: https://www.tbeptech.org/committees/swfl-ramp
    3. Templates: https://www.tbeptech.org/data/gis-data/209-swflramp-template-files
  5. Old Business
    1. NE FL RAMP Kick off Meeting Update Natasha Dickrell
    2. Comparisons among bacteria methodology – IDEXX – Log Response
    3. Harbor Branch anthropogenic impacts presentation on nitrogen isotopes Rick Armstrong
    4. Does the group want to pursue a presentation on coastal transmissivity result collection, analysis, and use?
  6. New Business
    1. Update from FWRMC Rob Brown
  7. Next Meeting:
    1. location and date
    2. Agenda Items
  8. Presentation – Finding Sources of Fecal Coliform Bacteria in Stormwater Runoff: The Importance of Nonfecal Origins David Tomasko & Jessica Hudson
  9. Sample Exchange, with Field Meters, no PAR.

RAMP Meeting - July 19, 2017

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
10:00am – Noon

Mote Marine Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236

AGENDA

1) Welcome and Introductions Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.

2) Additions or deletions to the agenda Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.

3) Minutes from last meeting Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.

4) Inter-laboratory Results David Karlen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

a) TSS Fixed Volume (please report volumes filtered with data submissions)
b) Report methodology with results (especially with bacteria)

5) Old Business.

a) Investigate if IDEXX is most consistent among labs
b) Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (RaeAnn Wessel) presentation
c) Who has contacts for agenda requests - Reuse Water topic focus on nitrogen isotopes, macroalgae, and landuse; FWR Council; HAB/IFAS Conference?

6) New Business.

7) Liza Rollins (Lee County) You Have Been Digitized: Electronic Field Collection

8) Next Meeting:

a) Location and date.
b) Agenda items.

9) Sample Exchange with Surface Water (Mote Marina spiked sample), Groundwater (Lee County sample), Field Meter comparison and PAR reading comparison

RAMP Meeting - April 12, 2017

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
10:00am – Noon

Colonial Oaks Park
5300 Colonial Oaks Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34232

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.
  2. Additions or deletions to the agenda Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.
  3. Minutes from last meeting Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell.
  4. Inter-laboratory Results David Karlen.
  5. Old Business.
  6. New Business.
  7. Dave DeWitt (SWFWMD): Florida’s Groundwater.
  8. Next Meeting:
    a) Location and date.
    b) Agenda items.
  9. Sample Exchange with both Surface Water and Groundwater.

RAMP Meeting - January 11, 2017

Southwest Florida Regional Ambient Monitoring Program

Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
10:00am – Noon

Bee Ridge Park
4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34231

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions (Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell)
  2. Additions or deletions to the agenda (Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell)
  3. Minutes from last meeting (Matt Jablonski or Natasha Dickrell)
  4. Inter-laboratory Results (David Karlen)
  5. Old Business
    a) Postponed: Groundwater monitoring presentation for April meeting (Dave DeWitt, SWFWMD)
    b) RAMP email survey followups (intermediary devices, Crypto/Giardia analysis, Seal Analytical digestion block, instream flow methods)
    c) Do we want to arrange a tour of the Sarasota Audubon Nature Center?
    d) Postponed: Laboratory MDL assessment & selection presentation (Kathleen Roach, Pinellas County)
    e) Any update on the microbial source tracking options for laboratories?
  6. New Business
    a) Saline bacteria standards (Natasha Dickrell)
  7. Presenting - Saving Trees and Time: Reducing Paper by Using Document Imaging with Labworks Rick Armstrong
  8. Next Meeting:
    a) Location and date
    b) Agenda items
  9. Sample Exchange with Surface Water, Groundwater, and Field Meters:
    a) Request TSS be analyzed with 1000mL filtered volume for special study;
    b) Request for more labs to participate in bacteria parameter comparison if possible.

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