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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Burlington High School Fox River Watch

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



Contact Information
Name:Pamela Peters Street:225 Robert St.
City: BurlingtonState: Wisconsin
Zip Code:53105-Phone: 414 763-0200
Email:peterp@wi.netWeb site1:http://www.execpc.com\~bhs
Fax: 414 763-0216Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):0
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:1 Students Number:140

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $500 Year monitoring began: 1990

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

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:
Burlington High School students monitor the Fox River using benthic macroinvertebrates and nine chemical parameters. We would like to establish contact with other schools that monitor water quality.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
Education 
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
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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