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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
School of Environmental Studies
River Monitoring Program

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

Contact Information
Name:Tom Goodwin; Jane Tunseth Street:Independent School District 196
12155 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd.
City: Apple ValleyState: Minnesota
Zip Code:55124-Phone: 612 431-8750
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 612 435-8755Web 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:6 Students Number:200

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $200 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX Local Government
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 School of Environmental Studies' program is part of a county-wide water monitoring series.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:
Aquatic vegetation, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Terrestrial vegetation

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program, Local government
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, Local government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Local government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisionsOur program, Local government
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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