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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


Dr, Frances Hime
Monitoring program names:
West Fork E.P.A.

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



Contact Information
Name:Dr. Frances HimeStreet:985 McKNight Ave.
City: West forkState: Arkansas
Zip Code:72774Phone: 479-225-1611
Email:desarc@bearbeiten.kscoxmail.comWeb site1:http://www.wfepa.org
Fax: 479-839-3085Web 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:1 Students Number:17

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500.00 Year monitoring began: 2007

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businessesx Memberships
x Donationsx 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:
Washington

Program description:
The West Fork E.P.A. is a 501 (C)(3) organization whose Mission is to protect the West Fork Watershed thru education and community action. Our organization works collaboratively with private and public entities which also focus on protecting the West Fork Watershed.

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

Physical/chemical monitoring:
BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Birds, Fecal coliform, Fish, Habitat assessments, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Construction site inspections, Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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