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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Highland Junior/Senior High
Highland Rivers and Stream Team

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Izaak Walton League; IL Rivers Project; MO Stream Team; Pure Waters for KS; GREEN; KSWIM


Contact Information
Name:Gary L. KeehaStreet:c/o Gary L. Keeha
P.O. Box 8; 402 East Main
City: HighlandState: Kansas
Zip Code:66035-Phone: 785 442-3286 785 548 7372
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 785 442-3289Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:4 Students Number:78

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $200 Year monitoring began: 1990

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

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?Yes Is it state-approved?Yes
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:
Highland Rivers and Stream Team monitors mainly the Wolf River and also the Missouri River. We were the first active Kansas high school to monitor both macroinvertebrates and chemical parameters, and the first Stream Team in Kansas to be recognized by the Kansas and National Wildlife Federations. We monitor year-round on a bimonthly basis. Our natural resources class manages local wetlands and state lakes for terrestrial and aquatic organisms.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, Lake or Pond, Land, Reservoir, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Hardness, Hydrocarbons, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Birds, Exotic / Invasive species, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:
zebra mussels;;;

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Research Our program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Local government, State government
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Watershed planningOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
EnforcementOur program, Local government, State government, University scientists
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesOur program, Local government, State government
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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