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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, Florida 33437-4796
Phone (561) 732-3684 Fax (561) 369-7190
1 April 2005
Memorandum: A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Quality Manual for EVPA (Consent Decree Compliance Monitoring) and Refuges Enhanced Water Quality Monitoring Program
From: Dr. Matthew Harwell, Everglades Program Team Senior Ecologist
(Note: this is only a portion of the manual; the entire PDF is available for download below)
This memorandum, plus applicable portions of the South Florida Water Management's (SFWMD) "Field Sampling Quality Manual" document (incorporated herein by reference), is intended to serve as the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge's Field Sampling Quality Manual for the EVPA and the Refuges Enhanced Water Quality Monitoring programs. This memorandum provides Refuge-specific additions to the current SFWMD Field Sampling Quality Manual (Version 2.0; 01/03/05).
For the EVPA program (Consent Decree compliance monitoring program), SFWMD trains refuge staff involved with sample collection and processing (and they perform regular audits). This level of training has been incorporated as part of the training for the Enhanced Water Quality Monitoring program.
In addition, there are multiple levels of uniformity between EVPA and the Enhanced Water Quality Monitoring programs beyond the virtually identical Standard Operating Procedures. First, refuge staff regularly participate in both monitoring programs. Second, water quality grab samples collected for both programs are processed by Refuge staff, and analyzed and QA/QCd by the SFWMD lab. Third, the SFWMD project managers for the two programs work extensively together.
Refuge-Specific Additions to the SFMWD Field Sampling Quality Manual:
As with the SFWMD Field Sampling Quality Manual periodic assessment of this content will
occur with appropriate updates made in future versions.