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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute
Paradise Creek Adopt-A-Stream

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



Contact Information
Name:Laura Milewski, volunteer coordinator Street:P.O. Box 8596 112 West 4th St.; Suite 1
City: MoscowState: Idaho
Zip Code:83843-Phone: 208 882-1444
Email:info@pcei.org, Laura@pcei.orgWeb site1:http://www.pcei.org
Fax: 208 882-8029Web site2:http://www.pcei.org/water/adopt.htm


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):100
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $10000 Year monitoring began: 1990

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal GovernmentX State GovernmentX Local Government
FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
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? Yes

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:
The Paradise Creek Adopt-A-Stream Watershed Restoration Project works to enhance the physical, biological, and chemical quality of Paradise Creek. We will restore the urbanized and rural riparian floodplain through revegetation, bioengineered bank stabilization, and where possible, reconnection of the active stream channel with constructed functional floodplains. Biophysical monitoring of the riparian and aquatic environs of the stream, using protocols adopted by Idaho's Division of Environmental Quality, tracks the progress of this massive restoration.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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