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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory


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Monitoring program names:
Wildcat Guardians
Stream Quality Monitoring Program

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


Contact Information
Name:Garry Hill Street:P.O. Box 6421
City: KokomoState: Indiana
Zip Code:46904-6421Phone: 765 628-3360
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):3
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $0 Year monitoring began: 1992

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX 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?Yes
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:
Wildcat Guardians monitor Wildcat Creek and its tributaries.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

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


Biological monitoring:
Habitat assessments, Macroinvertebrates

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup, Debris monitoring, Human use surveys, Land use surveys, Photographic surveys, Pipe surveys, Restoration, Stream channel morphology

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, State government
AdvocacyOur program, State government
Research State government
Community organizing 
Screen for problemsState government
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, State government
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planningState government
Plan restoration projectsOur program, State government
EnforcementState government
Legislation 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 
Other
 

 

 
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