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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Citizen Lake Monitoring Network
Spring Lake & Lake Pepin, Mississippi River

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



Contact Information
Name:Eric Macbeth Street:Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission 619 Second St.
City: HudsonState: Wisconsin
Zip Code:54016-1576Phone: 715 386-9444 612 436 7131
Email:mwbac@mail.state.wi.usWeb site1:http://
Fax: 715 386-9571Web 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:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $17000 Year monitoring began: 1994

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?Yes

Counties in which you monitor:


Program description:
Citizen Lake Monitoring Network volunteers collect data every 2 weeks from mid-May through September as part of a set of studies on phosphorus in two Mississippi River lakes downstream of the Twin Cities metro wastewater treatment plant. Volunteers provide several water quality perception ratings as well as collect a water sample and Secchi depth reading.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Chloride, Conductivity, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:
Chlorophyll

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyLocal government
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsLocal government
Establish baseline conditionsLocal government, State government
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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