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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Friends of Sugar Creek, Inc.

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



Contact Information
Name:Dean Ford Street:P.O. Box 171
City: DarlingtonState: Indiana
Zip Code:47940-Phone: 765 362-5351
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: -Web site2:


Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? Yes

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):7
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:6 Students Number:60

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $1000 Year monitoring began: 1997

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
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?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:
Friends of Sugar Creek monitors most of the watershed of Montgomery County that feeds Sugar Creek, Indiana's most popular recreational river. Our program has joined all the high schools and the City of Crawfordsville's sewage treatment plant laboratory in an effort to learn what is happening to our watershed. We test four times each year and the results will be entered onto our Website.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Conductivity, Hydrocarbons, pH, Pesticides, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Salinity, Secchi transparency, TSS/TDS, Turbidity, Water temp.


Biological monitoring:


Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
AdvocacyOur program
Research  
Community organizingOur program
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Plan restoration projectsOur program
EnforcementState government
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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