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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory



Monitoring program names:
Friends of Big Pine Creek

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


Contact Information
Name:Tanya Lodics, PhD Street:911 S 23rd St
City: Lafayette State: Indiana
Zip Code:47905Phone: 765-412-9449
Email:friendsofbigpinecreek@gmail.comWeb 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):50
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number: Students Number:

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $200.00 Year monitoring began: 2007

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations Businessesx 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:
Warren County

Program description:
Friends of Big Pine Creek is an all volunteer watershed group founded in 2007. We use Indiana DNR Hoosier Riverwatch techniques to monitor our watersheds (0512010803 & 0512010804). We believe there is a Quap plan for this umbrella program. We hold stream cleanup events, h

Environments monitored:
River or Stream

Physical/chemical monitoring:
BOD, Dissolved Oxygen, Flow/Water level, Nitrogen, pH, Phosphorus, Rainfall, Secchi transparency, Turbidity, Water temp.


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

Exotic/Invasive Species:


Additional activities:
Debris cleanup

Restoration activities:




Data Uses
EducationOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
AdvocacyOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Research Our program
Community organizingOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government
Screen for problemsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government, University scientists
Establish baseline conditionsOur program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Nonpoint source assessmentOur program, Local government, State government
BMP evaluationOur program, Local government, Federal government
Land use decisionsNon-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government
Watershed planningOur program, Local government
Plan restoration projectsLocal government
EnforcementState government
LegislationNon-governmental community organizations
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) reportState government
Other
Education/Outreach
Our program, Non-governmental community organizations, Local government, State government

 

 
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