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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Southwind Sierra Stream Team

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


Contact Information
Name:DeEtte Huffman Larry Zuckerman Street:339 N. Rutan St.
City: WichitaState: Kansas
Zip Code:67208-3215Phone: 316 685-7303
Email:Arkriver@feist.comWeb site1:http://
Fax: 316 685-5076Web site2:


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

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):4
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $135 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
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:
Southwind Sierra Stream Team monitors one area of the Arkansas River as well as Conskin Creek, which empties into the Arkansas River. We share our data with the North High School (Wichita, KS) database and Pure Water for Kansas. Occasionally we send samples to a laboratory or have someone with more sophisticated equipment complete some of our tests.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Chlorophyll, Fish, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates, Wildlife

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris monitoring, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program
AdvocacyOur program
Research  
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program
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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