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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
North Cedar Middle School Stream Team

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


Contact Information
Name:Margaret Sadeghpour-Kramer Street:400 Ball St.
City: ClarenceState: Iowa
Zip Code:52216Phone: 319 452-3179
Email:MSKandMK@aol.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: -Web 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:3 Students Number:100

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $300 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
X Federal Government State Government 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:
North Cedar Middle School Stream Team takes 6th grade students to Mill Creek monthly during the school year. Students do water quality monitoring, habitat studies, graphing of results, stream and stream bank clean-up, streambank restoration, and tree planting.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream

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


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

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Restoration

Restoration activities:




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

 

 
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