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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Minnesota West Community and Technical Colleges

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

Contact Information
Name:Janice Batcheller Street:1450 College Way
City: WorthingtonState: Minnesota
Zip Code:56187-Phone: 507 372-2107
Email:Web site1:http://
Fax: 507 372-5801Web 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:144

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $600 Year monitoring began: 1996

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State GovernmentX 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:
Minnesota West Community College monitors the local lake and municipal golf course.

Environments monitored:
Lake or Pond, River or Stream

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

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationOur program
Community organizingLocal government
Screen for problemsLocal government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningLocal government
Plan restoration projects 
EnforcementLocal government
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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