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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Clinton River Watershed Council
Student Volunteer Monitoring Program

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


Contact Information
Name:Jim Bull Street:1970 E. Auburn Rd.
City: Rochester HillsState: Michigan
Zip Code:48307-4803Phone: 248 853-9580
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 248 853-0486Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:25 Students Number:850

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1991

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
X FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

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:


Program description:
Clinton River Watershed Council student participants monitor Clinton River and tributaries for nine water quality index tests, pollution tolerance index (macroinvertebrates), and chlorides twice yearly.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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