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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Marion High School Field Biology/Composition Class

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Iowa Rivers Project; Izaak Walton League Save Our Streams


Contact Information
Name:J. Bates R. SloanStreet:675 S. 15th St.
City: MarionState: Iowa
Zip Code:52302-Phone: 319 377-9891 1165
Email:RSloan@Marion.k12.ia.usWeb site1:http://
Fax: 319 377-7621Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? No

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:2 Students Number:50

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $0 Year monitoring began: 1976

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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Marion High School monitors a small stream and sends the results to the Iowa Rivers Project.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fish, Macroinvertebrates, Shellfish, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations
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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