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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
Cambridge Elementary School Fifth Grade

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

Contact Information
Name:Mary Beth StevenStreet:P.O. Box 27 211 South St.
City: CambridgeState: Wisconsin
Zip Code:53523-Phone: 608 423-3236
Email:Web 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:1 Students Number:25

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $0 Year monitoring began: 1995

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal GovernmentX 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:
Cambridge Elementary School Fifth Grade studies the nearby Koshkonong Creek each year. We complete a stream walk survey, insect sampling, and mapping activities. Students listen to local creek history, tour the water treatment facility, build watershed models. and measure the water speed. We are keeping data on the stream walk, water velocity, and insect samplings.

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:
Debris monitoring, Storm drain stenciling

Restoration activities:

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


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