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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
River Keepers

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

Contact Information
Name:Christine Holland Street:325 7th St. S.
City: FargoState: North Dakota
Zip Code:58103-Phone: 701 235-2895
Email:cholland@fm-net.comWeb site1:
Fax: 701 235-7394Web site2:

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

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

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began:

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
X FoundationsX BusinessesX Memberships
X DonationsX 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
River Keepers advocates for sustainable use of the Red River of the North. We are implementing a water quality program. We have an "Adopt the Red" program where groups adopt a reach of the river and clean it twice a year. We also conduct a storm drain stenciling project and have started work on a buffer strip program.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
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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