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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Lewis County Junior High Kentucky Water Watch
Critter Catchers

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


Contact Information
Name:Joseph H. GilbertStreet: Science Department Box 69; Lions Lane
City: VanceburgState: Kentucky
Zip Code:41179-Phone: 606 796-6228
Email:LewisJr@KiH.NetWeb 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:2 Students Number:100

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $100 Year monitoring began: 1994

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

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:
Lewis County Junior High's Critter Catchers monitor water quality using Kentucky Water Watch biological assessment and some chemical monitoring. Reports are forwarded to the State Department of Water Quality. Students also use Internet resources to share data with other schools.

Environments monitored:
Land, River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Exotic / Invasive species, Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:
zebra mussels;;;

Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, State government
Advocacy 
Research Our program
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsOur program, State government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
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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