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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


Missouri
Monitoring program names:
Missouri Stream Team Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program

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


Contact Information
Name:Chris RiggertStreet:P.O. Box 180
City: Jefferson CityState: Missouri
Zip Code:65102-0180Phone: 573/522-4115 x 3167 or 800-781-1989
Email:STREAMTEAM@mdc.mo.gov, Chris.Riggert@mdc.mo.govWeb site1:http://www.mostreamteam.org
Fax: 573/522-0990Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):6000+
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1993

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government 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? Yes

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The Missouri Stream Team Program is sponsored by the MO Dept. of Conservation, MO Dept. of Natural Resources, and the Conservation Federation of MO.

Missouri has 110,000 miles of streams that provide recreation, water and serenity for ourselves and our children, but they need your help. If you are already a Stream Team, you will find information galore on organizing your Team, participating in a variety of activities, and communicating with other Stream Teams all across the Show-Me state and beyond. If you are thinking about forming a Stream Team, we have information on that, too. If you are a newcomer, you need to know that Stream Teams are people with an interest and a passion for Missouri streams. Exploring the Stream Team website will show you how citizens have adopted a stream, volunteered their own time and effort to improve it, and have banded together with other Stream Teams to help improve Missouri’s streams.

The VWQM activity is an opportunity for citizens to learn about water quality and get involved in one of the Missouri Stream Team's most popular activities. The program provides each volunteer with training and equipment for monitoring the physical, biological, and chemical parameters of Missouri's rivers and streams.

It is an opportunity for citizens to learn about water quality and get involved in one of the Missouri Stream Team’s most popular activities.


Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Alkalinity, Chloride, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Hardness, Metals, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp., Deposited sediment


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:
Zebra mussels

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Storm drain stenciling, Stream channel morphology, See website

Restoration activities:
See website



Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Research Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Plan restoration projectsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Enforcement 
LegislationNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesState government
State 305(b) reportState government
Other
 

 

 
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