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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Mercer Water Watch

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


Contact Information
Name:Jan Jennemann;Street:1245 Oregon Rd.
City: SalvisaState: Kentucky
Zip Code:40372-9768Phone: 606 865-2994
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 606 865-2994Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):18
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:3 Students Number:65

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1992

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

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?No

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Mercer Water Watch focuses on water quality issues and does testing several times a year. We are currently working in conjunction with the Kentucky River Watershed Watch and Salt River Watershed Watch.

Environments monitored:
Groundwater, River or Stream, Wetland

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Toxicity, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Bacteria, Birds, Exotic / Invasive species, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Phytoplankton, Shellfish, Terrestrial vegetation, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Research Our program, State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government, University scientists
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationState government, University scientists
Land use decisionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, University scientists
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Plan restoration projectsOur program
EnforcementState government, Federal government
LegislationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisoriesLocal government, State government
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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