The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Citizen Watershed Monitoring
Network is a consortium of approximately twenty citizen
monitoring groups that monitor the health of the watersheds
flowing into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It
was established in 1997 and has since provided support, training,
and a central forum and database for citizen monitoring programs.
The Network also coordinates two annual regional monitoring
events, First Flush in
the fall and Snapshot Day
in the spring.