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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Cromwell-Wright Monitoring Group
Mississippi Headwaters Project

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


Contact Information
Name:Lori Wester Street:Box 7 Hwy 72 and 210
City: CromwellState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55726-Phone: 218 644-3716
Email:LWester@CromwellWright.K12.mn.usWeb site1:www.informns.k12.mn.us/lwester/water
Fax: 218 644-3992Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):20
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:19

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $300 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businesses Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:school budget

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:
Cromwell-Wright Monitoring Group students monitor the Tamarack River, which flows through three towns connected to the school district and eventually runs into the Mississippi.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
Education 
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research  
Community organizingNon-governmental community organizations
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations
Watershed planningNon-governmental community organizations
Plan restoration projects 
Enforcement 
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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