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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Indiana Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program

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



Contact Information
Name:Kathryn I. ClendeninStreet:P.O. Box 6015 (Shadeland)
City: IndianapolisState: Indiana
Zip Code:46206-6015Phone: 317 308-3191
Email:Kclenden@dem.state.in.usWeb site1:http://www.ai.org/IDEN/OWN/Voluntee.html
Fax: 317 308-3219Web 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:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) recently established the position of Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator, focusing on lake and wetlands monitoring and also managing the IDEM grant that funds River Watch. IDEM has partnered with the Indiana Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program to work on increasing the mumber of lakes being monitored and the parmeters being tested. An eductional component (K-12 action projects) is in the development stage and wetlands monitoring is in the research stage.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
Education 
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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