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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Riverview Middle School
Riverview Science Club

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Riverwatch--Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources

Contact Information
Name:Steve Park Street:2465 Waterworks Rd.
City: HuntingtonState: Indiana
Zip Code:46750-Phone: 219 356-0910 site1:http://
Fax: 219 358-2243Web site2:

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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:15

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $75 Year monitoring began: 1994

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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Riverview Middle School monitors the physical and chemical characteristics of our river. We also collect benthic macroinvertebrates to help monitor water quality.

Environments monitored:
Reservoir, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Photographic surveys, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, State government
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsState government
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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