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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Kenwood Trail Junior High
Aquatic Biology Class

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Dakota County Environmental Education Coalition

Contact Information
Name:Daniel L. BaleStreet:19455 Kenwood Tr.
City: LakevilleState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55044-Phone: 612 469-7157
Email:ABLE@MM.COMWeb site1:http://
Fax: 612 469-3805Web 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:1 Students Number:30

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $800 Year monitoring began: 1996

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

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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
Kenwood Trail Aquatic Biology Class conducts wetland monitoring using chemical and biotic indices.

Environments monitored:

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

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Exotic / Invasive species, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Shellfish, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationLocal government, State government
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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