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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Illinois Valley Community College
Rivers Curriculum Project

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):
Rivers Curriculum Project, Southern Illinois University; Illinois EcoWatch


Contact Information
Name:Robert Byrne; Jeff Carver; Street:815 N. Orlando Smith Ave.
City: OglesbyState: Illinois
Zip Code:61348-9692Phone: 815 224-2720
Email:Byrne@ivcc.eduWeb site1:http://www.ivcc
Fax: 815 224-3033Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):15
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1993

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

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:
Illinois Valley Community College monitors the Little Vermilion River. We have used the Rivers Curriculum Project for the last four years.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Bacteria, Fecal coliform, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:


Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations
Advocacy 
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsNon-governmental community organizations
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementNon-governmental community organizations
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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