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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Fountain Creek Water Sentinels

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Sierra Club Water Sentinels


Contact Information
Name:Jenny KedwardStreet:1021 W. 15th St.
City: PuebloState: Colorado
Zip Code:81003Phone: 719-582-0249
Email:fcwatersentinels@yahoo.comWeb site1:http://www.rmc.sierraclub.org/sdcg/WaterSentinels/WaterSentinels.html
Fax: Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? No

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $5000 Year monitoring began: 2006

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
DonationsX Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:XNon-profit

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?No Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:
Pueblo; El Paso

Program description:
The Fountain Creek Water Sentinels trains volunteers from Pueblo and Colorado Springs and to collect water samples of Fountain Creek. The actual practice of water sampling and analysis will educate citizens on water quality and help them feel more connected to Fountain Creek.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, pH, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Fecal coliform

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Education, fishing and water quality camps

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, State government
Research Our program, State government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government
BMP evaluationOur program
Land use decisionsOur program
Watershed planningOur program
Plan restoration projectsOur program
EnforcementOur program, State government
LegislationOur program, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program, Local government
State 305(b) report 
Other
State 303(d) List
Our program, State government

 

 
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