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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Iowa Water Sentinels

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


Contact Information
Name:Kendra KimbirauskasStreet:3839 Merle Hay Rd; #280
City: Des MoinesState: Iowa
Zip Code:50310Phone: 515-251-3995
Email:kendra.kimbirauskas@sierraclub.orgWeb site1:http://www.sierraclub.org/watersentinels/iowa
Fax: Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):10
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 2003

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
X 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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
The Iowa Water Sentinels monitor selected streams in northeast Iowa.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, Non-governmental community organizations
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
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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