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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Citizen Stream Monitoring Program

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


Contact Information
Name:Laurie Sovell, Shannon Martin, CSMP CoordinatorsStreet:520 Lafayette Rd. N
City: St. PaulState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55155Phone: (800) 657-3865 or (651) 757-2750
Email:laurie.sovell@state.mn.us or csmp.pca@state.mn.usWeb site1:http://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/csmp.html
Fax: 651/297-8324Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):500
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $15,000 Year monitoring began: 1998

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?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:
All

Program description:
Citizen Stream-Monitoring Program volunteers monitor stream water clarity, water level, physical appearance, and recreational suitability once a week and after large rainfall events from April through September each year. Rainfall is recorded on a daily basis at the volunteer's home or school.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Transparency tube, water level


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Physical Appearance rankings, Recreational Suitability rankings

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyOur program
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Community organizingLocal government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationLocal government
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projectsLocal government
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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