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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Minnesota Zebra Mussel Detection Program
Citizen Watch

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


Contact Information
Name:Douglas JensenStreet:University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program 2305 East Fifth St.
City: DuluthState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55812-1445Phone: 218 726-8712
Email:djensen@mes.umn.eduWeb site1:http://
Fax: 218 726-6556Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):33
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
X 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:
Minnesota Zebra Mussel Detection Program volunteers are part of a regional network across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana, that aids in early detection in response to the recent spread of zebra mussels into the Midwest's inland lake and rivers We monitor lakes, reservoirs, and revers for juvenile and adult zebra mussels by cheking surfaces twice a year in nearshore areas.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, Reservoir, River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Exotic / Invasive species

Exotic/Invasive Species:
zebra mussels;;;

Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Advocacy 
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
LegislationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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